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Basil McCrea 'likely to form new party' to challenge DUP and UUP
|Last Edited||RBH Feb 17, 2013 06:43pm|
|News Date||Saturday, February 16, 2013 12:00:00 AM UTC0:0|
|Description||Lagan Valley MLA Basil McCrea has said it is likely that he and John McCallister will set up a new party to challenge the DUP and the UUP. |
Both men have quit the Ulster Unionist Party over the decision of the party to support a unionist unity candidate in the Mid-Ulster by-election.
Nigel Lutton - the son of a former RUC reservist shot dead by the IRA in 1979 - will be the candidate.
Mr McCrea said he had "no confidence" in Mike Nesbitt as leader of the UUP.