DUP To Elect New Leader

The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) is to meet today, 14 May, to elect a new leader and deputy leader.

Lagan Valley MP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson and Lagan Valley MLA Edwin Poots are in the running to replace Arlene Foster.

28 MLAs and eight MPs, will meet virtually to hear both men's pitches before voting in a secret ballot.
News Image
Polls are to close at 4pm and the result is expected at 5pm.

Gregory Campbell MP, Paula Bradley MLA and Paul Frew MLA have put themselves forward to become the next deputy leader.

Related Northern Ireland News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

03 June 2021
Belfast Restaurant Forced To Close Over New Govt Restrictions
A buffet restaurant in Belfast has been forced to close due to new government restrictions in relation to table service. Cosmo Belfast in Victoria Square said it would re-open again as soon as the restrictions have been lifted.
03 June 2021
Bangor Firm Creates 130 New Jobs
A total of 130 jobs have been created after a Bangor firm scooped a £19.5m PPE contract with Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland (HSCNI). The major new contract will see Denroy manufacture and supply FFP3 masks to HSCNI from its new manufacturing facility in Bangor.
04 June 2021
New 'Civic Dollars' App Launches In NI
A new 'Civic Dollars' mobile phone app, developed with support from Belfast City Council and the Department of Justice, means that people can now earn rewards for the time they spend in their local parks and open spaces.
30 March 2012
Alliance Former Deputy Leader Addie Morrow Dies
Alliance Leader David Ford MLA and Deputy Leader Naomi Long MP have expressed their condolences following the death of former Deputy Leader Addie Morrow. Addie served as a Councillor on Castlereagh Council and in the 1982 Assembly.
25 May 2021
Robbie Butler Appointed UUP Deputy Leader
Robbie Butler has been appointed the new deputy leader of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP). New party leader Doug Beattie made the change. Mr Butler will also continue in his role as the UUP's Chief Whip, however he will be supported by Andy Allen who has been selected as his deputy.