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 (...)

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(...)

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 (...)

Assailed by fundamentalist Protestantism as well as those angered at the outworking of a Brexit they supported, Arlene Foster’s position became impossible some time ago. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The resignation of DUP leader Arlene Foster, yet another unionist leader forced out by hardliners, points up Northern Ireland’s political instability.(...)

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(...)

Jim Martin:   “There’s anger at the DUP, big anger.” Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

As so often in the North’s history, the writing is on the wall. In this instance, the declaration in question is a poster on Belfast’s Shankill Road w(...)

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(...)

Arlene Foster outside Stormont,  on January 11th, 2016,  when she was  newly appointed First Minister of Northern Ireland. Photograph: Paul Faith / AFP

The Taoiseach on Wednesday night paid tribute to the “courage” shown by Arlene Foster as a political leader following her announcement on Wednesday th(...)

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