Who are the DUP?
Leader: Arlene Foster
Deputy leader: Nigel Dodds
Political position: In the past the DUP has billed itself as “right-wing in the sense of being strong on the constitution”, but “to the left on social policy”
Size: It is the largest party in the Northern Ireland Assembly and the fifth-largest party in the House of Commons with 10 seats (2017 UK GE).
2017 manifesto key points
- DUP wants to see a working Assembly and Executive as the best form of government for all our people.
- We will judge any deal against five core tests set out in the manifesto.
- We support the continued increases in the National Living Wage.
- We will support proposals to further increase the personal tax allowance.
- We support the maintenance of the pensions triple lock.
- The DUP will resist any assault on important universal benefits.
- We want to build a globally competitive economy.
- We support the delivery of an ambitious new Industrial Strategy
- We are committed to improving public services.
- We support the continuation of the UK’s independent nuclear deterrent.
- The DUP will resist attempts to rewrite the past.
- The DUP will work to get the best deal for Northern Ireland as the UK leaves the European Union.
- We are committed to see the development of a real respect agenda.