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RECALL PETITION FAILS TO UNSEAT IAN PAISLEY AS NORTH ANTRIM MP

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THE DUP'S Ian Paisley has held on to his Westminster seat after a recall petition failed to get him ousted as MP for North Antrim.

Mr Paisley would have been unseated as an MP if 10% of the electorate in his constituency - 7,543 voters - signed the petition.

But only 94 per cent - 7,099 people - signed it.

Sinn Fein had led a campaign to have Mr Paisley removed as North Antrim MP after he failed to declare two luxury holidays to Sri Lanka paid for by the Sri Lankan government in return for asking questions in the House of Commons.

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