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DUP: Their role in building a Government


Following the general election where the Conservatives failed to secure a majority in the House of Commons, Prime Minister Theresa May has told the country she will now be seeking to form a government with the support of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), which she said would provide "certainty" for the future. The Conservatives are eight seats short of the 326 needed to command a majority whilst the DUP have returned ten MPs to Westminster.

Our briefing considers:
•    The different approaches to coalition
•    DUP's approach to Brexit
•    Implications of any agreement in Northern Ireland
•    Key manifesto commitments made by both parties
•    'English Votes for English Law' implications in a minority government
•    Profiles of the 10 DUP Members of Parliament