Sir Jeffrey Donaldson is widely expected to become the next leader of the DUP in the extraordinary political drama which has consumed the party in recent months. This follows the resignation of Edwin Poots; his main challenge will be to restore stability following one of the most turbulent periods in the DUP’s history. He originally put his name forward to become leader after Arlene Foster was ousted following internal party unrest, but was defeated by just one vote in the DUP’s first ever leadership election last month. He will have to pick up the pieces and deal with many of the same challenges which faced his predecessor. He may be expected to take a harder line over the Northern Ireland Protocol, which unionists oppose.
Northern Ireland: Christian politician to be DUP leaderWritten by David Fletcher 25 Jun 2021
- Pray: for Sir Jeffrey, a political veteran holding the title of the longest-serving MP in Northern Ireland, to bring peace to replace the chaos. (Matthew 5:9)
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