It may be a surprise to you to learn that the DUP lost the general election in Northern Ireland, but as we all know the SNP's "defeat" in Scotland has become the accepted benchmark for electoral "failure" across the globe. I'm afraid the direct comparison makes for pretty bleak reading from Arlene Foster's point of view.
SNP's performance in Scotland :
Percentage of seats : 59.3%
Vote share : 36.9%
DUP's performance in Northern Ireland :
Percentage of seats : 55.6%
Vote share : 36.0%
Ouch. Bit of a mystery why the London government wants to have anything to do with a party that did even worse than the SNP. But then again, the Scottish Tories are still welcome in polite circles, so it appears exceptions can be made...
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