18/06/2021

Edwin Poots Resigns DUP Leadership

Edwin Poots has resigned as leader of the DUP after just 21 days in office, following what has been described as an "internal party revolt".

According to reports, an urgent party meeting was held on Thursday evening after Mr Poots had proceeded with the nomination of Paul Girvan as First Minister, despite significant opposition from his own party.
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It is understood that 24 of the DUPs 28 MLAs had opposed Mr Girvan's nomination and had called on Mr Poots to delay the decision.

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