29/04/2021

PM Thanks Arlene Foster For 'Dedication' To People Of NI

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has thanked Arlene Foster for her "dedication" to the people of Northern Ireland over many years.

Mr Johnson said he hoped she will continue in public service.

She is to step down as DUP leader at the end of May and First Minister at the end of June.

Mr Johnson tweeted: "I want to thank Arlene Foster @DUPleader for her dedication to the people of Northern Ireland over many years.
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"She will continue to play a vital role as First Minister until June and I hope that she stays in public service for years to come."

Secretary of State for NI Brandon Lewis tweeted: "Arlene is a truly dedicated public servant, devoting her political career to her constituents for over 18 years and the people of NI as FM for several years.

"There are many young people, particularly young women, who will be inspired by her example to follow a path into politics.

"I wish her all the best and look forward to continuing to work with her in the days and weeks ahead, delivering for all the people of NI."

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