DUP to challenge TV stations over debate
Last week the Sentinel reported how the notion of including the DUP - the fourth largest party at Westminster - or other Irish, Scottish and Welsh parties, apparently hadn’t crossed the Prime Minister David Cameron or TV stations’ minds.
Announcing the decision on Thursday (January 22) he stated: “I will be writing to BBC and ITV to identify why the DUP is not included in new debate format. More seats than Plaid, SNP and Greens.”
The DUP (8 MPs) has a greater number of seats - including two Londonderry-born MPs, Gregory Campbell and Nigel Dodds - than anyone barring the Conservatives, Labour and the Liberal Democrats.
On Friday (January 23) the party tweeted a graphic reminder of this stating: “@itvnews and @BBCPolitics might find this helpful. #TVDebates #StandingUpForNorthernIreland.