Chaos reigns as elections loom

THE musical chairs among the unsettled Ulster Unionist ranks continued this week, as the battle for seats in May’s council election intensified.

The UUP reckoned they were on to a good thing when they convened their selection meeting fashionably early in April this year - but instead the Association somehow managed to magnify divisions among the party faithful.

That meeting at Ballyclare Town Hall turned out to be a night of the long knives, with several established names put to the sword.

In a surprising turn of events just one of the reps who stood in the former Antrim wards of Dunsilly, Airport and Town in May 2014 - Paul Michael - was selected to lead the charge next year.

*Read the full story in this week’s Antrim Guardian

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