DUP set to lose majority on Castlereagh Council
- 9 May 2011
- From the section Northern Ireland
DUP leader Peter Robinson has confirmed to the BBC that he expects his party to lose overall control of Castlereagh Council.
There are still a number of seats to be counted but the trend so far is towards the Alliance Party which has gained two seats.
The Green Party is also on course for a seat.
The DUP's Sharon Skillen, who won the seat previously held by Iris Robinson, was eliminated on the sixth count.
Alliance sources are tipping Green candidate Martin Gregg to win a seat which would shift the balance away from the DUP.