Before Tom Elliott appointed John McCallister as his deputy leader of the UUP Assembly group he took the time to have a tete a tete with the TUV. However, while the TUV appears upbeat about the meeting:
"There seems to be a wide number of issues that we could find common ground on, chief among them being the changes to how the First Minister is appointed..."
The UUP Leader's placed a different emphasis on the meeting and its conclusions:
"We talked around a number of issues. At this stage it is very hard to come to any conclusions but we had a fairly frank meeting."