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It’s deja vu for DUP, but this time without all the rancour

Eimear McGovern


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MP Carla Lockhart smiles as she arrives for last night’s meeting at the La Mon Hotel. Photo: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye

MP Carla Lockhart smiles as she arrives for last night’s meeting at the La Mon Hotel. Photo: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye

Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

MP Carla Lockhart smiles as she arrives for last night’s meeting at the La Mon Hotel. Photo: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye

Just over a month after the DUP last met to confirm Edwin Poots as its leader, the party executive gathered last night to formally ratify Sir Jeffrey Donaldson as his replacement.

The meeting was late, but assuming all went to plan, it makes the Lagan Valley MP the party’s fifth leader in its 50-year history, and its third in just 50 days.


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