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DUP's Arlene Foster named Politician of the Year but poll finds low satisfaction rating in leadership

DUP leader Arlene Foster and deputy leader Nigel Dodds
DUP leader Arlene Foster and deputy leader Nigel Dodds

DUP leader Arlene Foster has been named Female Politician of the Year at a prestigious event in London.

Mrs Foster received the accolade at the Asian Voice and Political and Public Awards on Thursday night, which was hosted by Labour MP Keith Vaz.

In the past the awards have also recognised the Civil Rights leader Reverend Jesse Jackson and former Prime Minister David Cameron.

Mrs Foster was awarded the prize by the Commons speaker John Bercow.

Meanwhile, a poll by The Irish Times found that the majority of voters in Northern Ireland are dissatisfied with Arlene Foster.

Of the Northern Ireland leaders Alliance's Naomi Long came out top of the satisfaction rating with 29% followed by Colum Eastwood on 18%, Arlene Foster on 16% and Robin Swann on 15%.

Sinn Fein's Michelle O'Neill came out bottom with 13% and Prime Minister Theresa May got 28%.

The poll also found that 45% of voters don't think their should be a border poll, with 38% in favour.

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