August 28, 2019 / 11:07 AM / 2 months ago

DUP says agreement with UK PM's party to be reviewed

FILE PHOTO: Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Arlene Foster and DUP member Diane Dodds (not pictured) hold a news conference after a meeting with EU Chief Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier in Brussels, Belgium April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman

DUBLIN (Reuters) - The Northern Ireland party that props up British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government on Wednesday said it supported his decision to suspend parliament but said the move would require a review of the two parties’ “Confidence and Supply” deal.

“As outlined in the Confidence and Supply Agreement in 2017, the terms of that Agreement will also be reviewed in advance of the new Session,” Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster, whose party has 10 members of parliament, said in a statement.

“This will be an opportunity to ensure our priorities align with those of the Government,” she said.

Reporting by Conor Humphries; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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