04/05/2021

Date For DUP Leadership Election To Be Discussed

Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) officers are to meet today, 04 May, to discuss the date of its leadership election, according to reports.

Stormont Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots and MP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson have put themselves forward to succeed Arlene Foster.

Mrs Foster is stepping down as party leader at the end of May and First Minister at the end of June.
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Minister Poots said: "I am a proud Northern Ireland man, I love its people and its place, and it faces many challenging times, it's with that in mind, I’m putting my name forward for the leadership for the Democratic Unionist Party.

"Northern Ireland is a place that has had many great things over this last hundred years, I wish to see us rebuild, revitalise, reinvigorate and revive for the next hundred."

(CD)

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