11/07/2018

Former Ulster Unionist Peer Lord Laird Dies Aged 74

Former Ulster Unionist Peer Lord Laird has died at the age of 74.

Having became Stormont's youngest MP in 1970 when he won a by-election caused by the death of his father, Lord Laird resigned from the UUP five years ago after being accused of breaking parliamentary rules.

Paying tribute, Ulster Unionist Leader Robin Swann said he was a "larger than life character who cared deeply for Northern Ireland".
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"My deepest sympathies go to Lord Laird’s Family and in particular to his Wife Carol, and his children, Alison and David," he said.

"He will be sadly missed by his family and wide circle of friends."

(LM)

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