DUP peer Maurice Morrow has called on Rosemary Barton to clarify if she is supporting her party leader Mike Nesbitt’s voting position or standing by the stance of her colleague Danny Kennedy.
The Fermanagh and South Tyrone candidate highlighted it was the DUP Nesbitt turned to in 2015 to ensure Tom Elliott was elected MP, and not the SDLP.
“Mike Nesbitt’s announcement that he is going to vote SDLP in preference to voting for other Unionist candidates is the clearest evidence yet that he is unfit to be a Unionist leader.
“In advocating support for the SDLP in preference to other Unionist candidates he is supporting Same Sex Marriage, and a united Ireland.
“He is advocating support for the leader of the SDLP who showed public sympathy with a dissident republican terrorist by carrying his coffin; and he is advocating support for a political party who want to see police officers and soldiers prosecuted, whilst terrorist receive an immunity.”