Source: Traditional Unionist Voice – Northern Ireland
Statement from TUV:-
“First-past-the-post elections have always evoked a different and more selective response from TUV than PR elections, where maximising the choice for unionist voters is an advantage.
“This is a unique election in which we intend to take a one-off stance. TUV will sit out this single issue election. The pan-republican, pro-Remain assault on unionist seats calls for a country before party response.
“Having outpolled UUP and SDLP in the European Election, this was a difficult decision. It was most difficult in North Antrim because of the obvious failings of the sitting member.
“While many TUV voters may be disappointed, we assure all that the opportunity to vote TUV will most assuredly return.”