Theresa Villiers said the Conservatives believe in the union and in candidates from different parts of the United Kingdom
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Northern Ireland Conservatives launch manifesto

The Northern Ireland Conservatives have launched their manifesto in Belfast, called "Strong Leadership, A Clear Economic Plan, and A Brighter, More Secure Future for Northern Ireland".

In the foreword, David Cameron said he was fully committed to Northern Ireland and keeping the UK together.

However, the party faced criticism that many of the Conservative Party candidates are from outside Northern Ireland.

Theresa Villiers said the Conservatives believe in the union and in candidates from different parts of the United Kingdom standing in different parts of the country.