First Minister Appoints New Foyle MLA

L'Derry Democratic Unionist Party councillor Maurice Devenney is to replace William Hay as Foyle MLA.

First Minister made the announcement on this Twitter account. He tweeted: "Delighted to welcome our new Foyle MLA Maurice Devenney to @niassembly . All signed in & ready to take his seat."

Mr Hay resigned his seat at the start of October for health reasons.


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