"In this European election there are two main requirements.
"One is to keep unionism at the top of the poll and the other is to ensure that we maximise the pro-Union vote to secure the two MEP seats."
Nearly there. The two main requirements* in this election I'd list for the long-term future of Unionism in Northern Ireland are:
1. An increase in the overall Unionist vote vis-a-vis Sinn Fein/SDLP (after all, promoting any new form of Unionist philosophy is dependent on actually remaining a part of the United Kingdom).
2. An increase in the percentage of the overall vote and in the total amount of voters for the man who in this election will be representing that new Unionist philosophy- Jim Nicholson.
But please note my order of priority there.