LONDON, June 12 (Reuters) - The leader of the Democratic Unionist Party Arlene Foster will seek to strengthen the unity of the United Kingdom and get a good Brexit deal for Northern Ireland in talks with the Conservative Party, she said in a newspaper article on Monday.
British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party needs the DUP’s 10 seats to be able to govern after it failed to secure an absolute majority in a parliamentary election on Thursday.
In an article in the Belfast Telegraph, Foster listed three priorities, including getting Northern Ireland’s devolved power-sharing government at Stormont working again.
“We stood on a clear policy platform of wanting to strengthen the Union, of working for a good deal for Northern Ireland as the United Kingdom leaves the EU, and of promising to do our best to get Stormont up and running again for the benefit of all,” Foster wrote.
“We will use the position we find ourselves in to do as we promised.” (Reporting by Conor Humphries; editing by Michael Holden)