Ulster Unionist pioneer David Trimble celebrated another resonating triumph over his party’s three revolt MPs yet the nonconformists were purpose on proceeded defiance

Ulster Unionist pioneer David Trimble celebrated another resonating triumph over his party’s three revolt MPs yet the nonconformists were purpose on proceeded defiance
The MPs – party president the Rev Martin Smyth, Jeffrey Donaldson what’s more, David Burnside – called a meeting of the party’s administering 900-strong Ulster Unionist Chamber to attempt to end Mr Trimble’s moves to teach them for leaving the parliamentary whip in June in challenge at party policy
But behind the shut entryways of the Ulster Lobby in focal Belfast their movement never indeed went to the vote
Instead Mr Trimble’s correction lamenting their activity what’s more, calling on them to return to the overlay was passed by 443 to 359
It was a 55 2% to 44 8% triumph for Mr Trimble – what’s more, in line with the edges of past challenges to his specialist by dissidents
The result put to rest in the short term any questions about his leadership
Emboldened by a edge of triumph which had showed up flawed as it were days ago, Mr Trimble encouraged the MPs to pull back from the brink, pull back their risk to split the party what’s more, to continue the whip
If they did so, he said, the issue of disciplinary activity would fall by the wayside
But the trio made it clear they would proceed as dissidents
Lagan Valley MP Mr Donaldson said “55% can’t manage to 45% – we have to find a consensus “

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