Statement from DUP Chairman Lord Morrow of Clogher Valley. DUP Chairman Lord Morrow said:
“Nominations for the position of Party Leader closed today (Tuesday 22 June) at 12 noon. I can confirm that I have received one valid nomination, that being from Sir Jeffrey Donaldson.
Following the completion of our party processes Sir Jeffrey Donaldson MP will be the next leader of the Democratic Unionist Party.
The last number of weeks has been difficult for the Party and mistakes have been made. Now is the time to move forward in a spirit of humility and mindful that our focus must be on serving the people whom we represent.
I look forward to the challenges of rebuilding and reconnecting in the time ahead.”
Brace for a by-election in Lagan Valley…
Sir Jeffrey Donaldson’s statement in full: