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DUP Member of the Legislative Assembly Gregory Campbell has put forward his name for the deputy leader post.

Three candidates will take part in the contest to become the next DUP deputy leader. Assembly members (MLAs) Paula Bradley and Paul Frew, who repres(...)

Sir Jeffrey Donaldson poses for photographers at DUP headquarters in Belfast as he announces his bid to be the next DUP leader. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The election to choose the next leader of the DUP will take place on Friday, May 14th, the party announced on Tuesday. It is the first time the party (...)

Edwin Poots:  If Northern Ireland ends up with a first minister for whom all the main scientific developments of the 19th and 20th centuries are bogus, the more excuse there is for British indifference. Photograph:  Edwin Poots/PA

To have a decent society, we have to respect what people believe about the spiritual world. To have decent politics, we have to respect the facts of t(...)

Arlene Foster, with Nigel Dodds and Jeffrey Donaldson (R) outside Downing Street in June 2017. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

Jeffrey Donaldson has announced his candidacy to become the next leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), setting up the first leadership contes(...)

Edwin Poots, tipped to succeed Arlene Foster as DUP leader, speaks to the media in the grounds of Stormont Castle, Belfast, in 2017. Photograph: Paul McErlane/EPA

Anniversaries tell us far more about the present than the past. So it has already proven in the North, where the controversy over how to mark 10(...)

The DUP’s Edwin Poots alongside party leader Arlene Foster as she speaks to media at Carson Statue. File Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

The campaign manager for Stormont minister Edwin Poots has claimed he has received the endorsement of the majority of politicians who decide the next (...)

Arlene Foster’s resignation as party leader and Northern Ireland First Minister follows a heave against her from a significant majority of her party’s Assembly members and MPs. File photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster has said it is the right time to “move on and to do something different” amid reports that she will quit(...)

Edwin Poots with Arlene Foster: he is the first candidate to officially declare an interest in contesting the DUP leadership

Thursday was a busy day for Edwin Poots. According to the press releases sent out by his department, the North’s Minister for Agriculture announced a (...)

Arlene Foster, who on Wednesday announced her decision to step down as Northern Ireland’s First Minister and DUP leader, outside Stormont in Belfast last week. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Last month, a remarkable set of minutes was leaked to the Belfast News Letter from the DUP’s South Antrim constituency association. It revealed a par(...)

The North’s minister of agriculture, Edwin Poots, a long-standing MLA for Lagan Valley, is known to have ambitions towards the leadership of the DUP. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Northern Ireland is to have a new First Minister, and the DUP a new party leader; what is far from clear is how these roles will be filled, or who mig(...)

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