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The 650 | 15th May 2017

Will Sinn Féin surge in Northern Ireland?

While enthusiasm for Northern Ireland’s second election in three months is scant, the conditions could be in place for Sinn Féin to become its largest party at Westminster, writes Siobhan Fenton.

Next month’s general election will see Northern Irish voters trudge to their polling stations scarcely three months after March’s assembly elections.

Enthusiasm for another election is scant – both among increasingly disillusioned voters and resource drained parties. Many doubt the general election will produce different results to the recent March vote, with so little having happened since to cause significant swing.
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