DUP agree £1bn deal with Conservatives:

The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) has agreed a deal to support Theresa May’s minority government.

Arlene Foster’s 10 DUP MPs will offer support to the Conservative Party, and allow them to pass legislation through the House of Commons, as, with the support of the DUP, the Conservative Party has an effective majority – 328 MPs.

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Conservatives and DUP agree to “confidence and supply” deal:

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DUP leader Arlene Foster (left) and PM Theresa May (right) in 2016. (CREDIT: PA)

Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) have came to an agreement – a “confidence and supply” deal – with the Conservative Party which will form the basis of Theresa May’s minority government.

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Conservatives win historic by-election in Copeland – Labour holds onto Stoke

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Trudy Harrison, with husband Keith at the Copeland by-election. (Credit: Getty Images)

In a historic day, Trudy Harrison of the Conservative party has won the Copeland by-election seat, beating Labour’s Gillian Troughton by 13,748 votes to 11,601. This unexpected turn of events is certainly a boost for Theresa May’s Conservative party, and another let down for the Labour party, who have represented the seat for more than 80 years.

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