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DUP holds private meeting with Theresa May at Chequers

DUP leader Arlene Foster and deputy leader Nigel Dodds at Westminster. File picture by Stefan Rousseau, Press Association
Staff Reporter

SENIOR DUP members have held a private meeting with the British prime minister at Chequers.

Party leader Arlene Foster, her deputy Nigel Dodds and chief whip Jeffrey Donaldson met Theresa May yesterday afternoon.

The DUP said the meeting was an opportunity to remind Mrs May that it wants the restoration of power-sharing at Stormont.

It also said it wanted Brexit to be delivered in a way which "strengthens the union".

The DUP's confidence-and-supply agreement to prop up Mrs May's minority Tory government at Westminster is due for renewal next month.

A spokesman for Downing Street said the prime minister held a "private political meeting" with the DUP at her residence.

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