NI likely to face its second election this year by Xmas, MPs told

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NI secretary, Chris Heaton-Harris, indicates a polling day in mid-December unless power sharing is quickly restored

Northern Ireland will face assembly elections before Christmas unless power-sharing is restored in the next 10 days, the government has confirmed.

Chris Heaton-Harris, the Northern Ireland secretary, hinted at an 8 or 15 December polling day during evidence at a House of Commons select committee.

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