Jonathan Bell's nomination paper with Martin Smyth's name at number three
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Martin Smyth 'misled' over DUP South Belfast nomination papers

Former UUP MP Rev Martin Smyth has accused the DUP's South Belfast general election candidate of misleading him in a row over nomination papers.

On Tuesday, the DUP said Mr Smyth was endorsing their candidate Jonathan Bell and had signed his nomination papers.

However, Mr Smyth said he told the DUP he had originally pledged his support to the UUP candidate Rodney McCune.

He also said he only signed Mr Bell's nomination papers because he was told he could also sign Mr McCune's papers.

BBC News NI Political Correspondent Stephen Walker reports.

The other candidates so far are: Máirtín Ó Muilleor of Sinn Féin, Bob Stoker, UKIP; Lily Kerr of the Workers' Party; Ben Manton of the NI Conservatives and the Green Party's Claire Bailey.

  • 08 Apr 2015