Definition of the Democratic Unionist Party from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


the Democratic Unionist Party

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a political party in Northern Ireland. It is supported mainly by Protestants, and wants Northern Ireland to remain a part of the United Kingdom. It is regarded as having more extreme policies than the Ulster Unionist Party, and was led for many years by Ian Paisley. It is the Northern Ireland party with the most members in the House of Commons.

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