Sir Jeffrey Donaldson Enters DUP Leadership Contest

Sir Jeffrey Donaldson has announced that he will be a candidate to succeed Arlene Foster as leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).

NI's agriculture minuter Edwin Poots also declared his candidature last week.

Mr Foster announced she is to stand down as leader at the end of May and as First Minister at the end of June.
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Sir Jeffrey said: "Today, Northern Ireland enters its second century.

"I am convinced that in this new century, Northern Ireland's best days are ahead of us.

"We want to build a shared future for Northern Ireland where everyone, regardless of their background, has a part to play in showing the world what we are truly capable of.

"Both making our full contribution, and enjoying the benefits, of being part of the United Kingdom."

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