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  Lady Sylvia Hermon quits Ulster Unionists
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Last EditedNew Jerusalem  Mar 25, 2010 10:23am
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AuthorBBC News
MediaTV News - British Broadcasting Corporation BBC News
News DateThursday, March 25, 2010 04:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionLady Sylvia Hermon has resigned from the Ulster Unionist Party and is to defend her North Down parliamentary seat as an independent candidate.

On Thursday, she said she was leaving the party, having refused to support its pact with the Conservatives.

"I'm not a Tory - I'm not going to stand under the Tory-Ulster Unionist banner - it's as simple as that," she said.

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