Belfast Telegraph

Friday 25 July 2014

PUP rocked again as leader resigns

PUP leader Brian Ervine (left)

The Progressive Unionist Party (PUP) is facing an uncertain future after leader Brian Ervine announced he would resign.

Mr Ervine, whose late brother David led the party for several years, took over from Dr John Kyle but failed to win an Assembly seat.

Dr Kyle took the role when Dawn Purvis quit after the UVF murder of Bobby Moffett in May 21.

Accounts published last month by the Electoral Commission showed that the PUP had a deficit of more than £57, last year.

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