A Confidence and Supply Deal between the DUP and Conservatives.

The Conservatives have reached an agreement with the DUP. The DUP has signed a deal with the Conservatives to support Theresa May’s minority government. Sources close to the negotiations say about £1bn in concessions have been made to Northern Ireland’s largest party in exchange for support from its 10 MPs on key votes in the Commons. The agreement was signed inside Downing Street by Tory chief whip Gavin Williamson and the DUP’s Sir Jeffrey Donaldson, while party leaders Theresa May and Arlene Foster watched on. A DUP-Conservative agreement will be “completely transparent” and made public, while Mrs May’s spokesman said all relevant documents will be published as soon as possible. The DUP had been seeking tangible benefits in exchange for propping up the Tories – including investment in health, education and infrastructure.

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