Christopher Montgomery offers his last minute encouragement for a united unionist approach in South Belfast in today's Belfast Telegraph. He was almost the Ulster Unionist nominee in 2005 and had the endorsement of the outgoing MP Martin Smyth at the selection meeting. It was thought highly likely that if he had been chosen there would have been no DUP challenge. This morning Peter Robinson renewed the offer to make a pact in South Belfast:
"My party and I stand ready to act in the interests of unionism and reach a similar agreement in South Belfast. I believe a comparable figure to Rodney Connor can be found for South Belfast, even at this late stage."