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Include UKs fourth largest political party, DUP, in the TV Leaders' Debates.

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BBC and ITV plan to stage debates involving the Conservatives, Labour, Lib Dems, Green Party, UKIP, SNP and Plaid Cymru before the 2015 General Election.

But not inviting the UK's fourth largest party: DUP.  

The broadcasters are involving the Conservatives and Labour. These parties would lead the next Government. 

They also include the Liberal Democrat's who could form a coalition with Conservatives or Labour.

They also involving UKIP and Green Party who will be standing throughout the UK and will take a large share of the vote (even if they don't win many seats).

UKIP and Green Party MP's could offer a deal to help either the Conservatives or Labour form a Government. 

The broadcasters are including respiration from UK's regional parties from Scotland and Wales by inviting SNP and Plaid Cymru.

This is because the broadcasters know that many of the issues that will be debated during the General Election are devolved issues relating to Scotland and Wales. 

SNP and Plaid Cymru MP's could also offer a deal to help either the Conservatives or Labour form a Government. 

So why is the UK's national TV General Election debate not including representation from all four parts of the UK. England, Scotland and Wales.

Why not Northern Ireland?

Many of the issues to be debated are devolved issues relating to Northern Ireland.

It is true UKIP, Green's, SNP and Plaid Cymru MP's could offer a deal to help either the Conservatives or Labour form a Government.

So could the DUP.

The DUP is the UK's fourth largest party in the house of Commons.

The DUP has more MP's than either UKIP; Green's; SNP and Plaid Cymru.

DUP MP's could be the 'king makers' of the next Government. So it is important we hear DUP's views to see where they stand compared to other parties. 

Number of MP's: 

DUP: 8

UKIP: 2

Green's: 1

SNP: 6

Plaid Cymru: 3

This petition also recognise that if DUP was to be included then Sinn Féin should also be invited, in the spirit of power shearing of the Northern Ireland Executive.  



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