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Lisburn man elected party’s vice-president

The Alliance Party has elected Lisburn man Aaron McIntyre its new vice-president.

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Cllr Tim Morrow.

Alliance man expected to be elected city’s next Mayor

Alliance Party Councillor Tim Morrow is expected to be elected the next Mayor of Lisburn and Castlereagh when the council meets for its annual meeting on Monday afternoon, June 19.

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Sir Jeffrey Donaldson with DUP members and supporters celebrating their big win in Lagan Valley. Pic by Jonathan Porter, Press Eye

Victorious Donaldson sets out key priorities for Lagan Valley

Lagan Valley MP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson has set out a number of key priorities for the constituency during the course of the next parliament.

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Jonny Orr.

Defeated election candidate sets sights on council seat

A Lagan Valley general election candidate who issued a video statement on the eve of last Thursday’s poll urging voters to unite behind a rival candidate has said he’s hoping to win a council seat in 2019.

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Northern Ireland reacts to the 2017 General Election.

Social Media: NI reacts to General Election 2017

It was an eventful night in Northern Ireland.

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DUP candidate for Lagan Valley Jeffery Donaldson pictured at the election count at the Eikon Exhibition after being elected as the MP. 

Picture: Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Lagan Valley: Huge endorsement for Donaldson with 19,000 majority

Sir Jeffrey Donaldson has been returned to Westminster with his highest ever vote (26,762) and highest majority since taking the Lagan Valley seat in 2005.

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Sir Jeffrey Donaldson, DUP

Election 2017: Donaldson retains seat with massively increased majority

There were no surprises at the Lagan Valley count as Sir Jeffrey Donaldson comfortably retained the Westminster seat he’s held for the past 20 years.

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Alliance Party candidate for west Belfast Sorcha Eastwood pictured after her wedding to Dale Shirlow placing her vote at Brownlee Primary School in Lisburn

Westminster election candidate gets married on polling day

It's sure to be a very busy day for Westminster hopefuls across Northern Ireland but one candidate will definitely be busier than most.
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People of Lagan Valley go to the polls to choose their next MP

People of Lagan Valley go to the polls to choose their next MP

People across Lagan Valley will go to the polls today (Thursday, June 8) to choose who’ll represent them at Westminster during the next parliament.

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Jonny Orr.

WATCH: It would be a very bad idea to elect me, says candidate

A Lagan Valley general election candidate has issued a video statement urging voters to unite behind a rival candidate.

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Lisburn city centre

General Election 2017: No Lagan Valley upset expected in DUP stronghold

One of the DUP’s safest seats, with one of it’s highest profile MPs, Lagan Valley will not be on the radar of anyone in search of a political upset.

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Pat Catney MLA, Cllr Johnny McCarthy, Susan Hayes CFA, Dr Alasdair McDonnell and Roger Pollen (FSB NI).

SDLP election candidate makes case for ‘EU Special Status’ for Northern Ireland

The SDLP’s Pat Catney MLA recently hosted a breakfast meeting at Hilden Brewery to discuss ‘Brexit, Business and Special Status’.

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Pat Catney MLA with representatives of Lisburn-based Employers For Childcare.

Catney calls for increased free childcare provision

Representatives of Lisburn-based Employers For Childcare joined Pat Catney MLA at a public meeting recently to discuss the issue of childcare provision.

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Wood pellets

IN FULL: Non-domestic RHI claimant list

The Department for the Economy has today published the full list of individuals and companies who have received more than £5,000 under the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Scheme.

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The deadline to register to vote is just days away

General Election 2017: Deadline looming on voter registration

If you haven't registered to vote in next month's General Election you'd better get your skates on.
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Karyn Wilson

Former DUP MLA mourns ‘big-hearted’ sister

A DUP councillor has paid tribute to his “big-hearted” sister, who has died suddenly.

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Appeal judges ruled that Stormont departments had taken an impermissible step in efforts to secure a John Lewis store

New legal twist in Sprucefield John Lewis saga

Two Stormont departments took an “impermissible” step in securing a court order which boosted attempts to secure Northern Ireland’s first John Lewis store, appeal judges have ruled.

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General election candidate Jonny Orr.

WATCH: Election candidate criticised for rape comment speaks out about being sexually assaulted

Lagan Valley general election candidate Jonny Orr has been praised for his “honesty” and “bravery” after openly speaking about how he was sexually abused in the past.

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The allegations have been under investigation for more than four months

Whistleblower allegations prompt inquiry into £80m health contracts

The Civil Service is investigating a whistleblower’s allegations of a potential conflict of interest in an £80 million health project, it has confirmed.

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Polling day for the snap general election takes place on June 8

IN FULL: NI candidates for general election 2017

The full list of Northern Ireland candidates standing in June's snap general election can today be revealed.
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