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No guarantee DUP will elect new Speaker – Sir Jeffrey Donaldson

Sir Jeffrey Donaldson has left open the possibility that the DUP will block the election of a new Speaker when the Stormont Assembly meets on Friday. The DUP leader said on Wednesday that his party had yet to make a decision on whether to vote to elect a new Speaker when MLAs meet in the chamber in two days’ time.
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NI election 2022 results: Sir Jeffrey Donaldson's DUP dilemma

There is now an office at Stormont with his name on it, but will he take the keys or give them to someone else?. That is Sir Jeffrey Donaldson's dilemma as the DUP leader returns to the hill on Monday along with the 89 other freshly-elected MLAs (members of the legislative assembly).
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Jeffrey Donaldson: 'I've consistently called for unionist cooperation'

The DUP leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson, was elected in his constituency on the first count,. "I am delighted with our first preference result in Lagan Valley. We came in with 18,000 first preference votes for he DUP and we are looking forward to Paul [Givan] being elected later once my votes have been transferred.
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DUP’s Jeffrey Donaldson criticised over Stormont boycott threat

The Democratic Unionist party is under mounting pressure to accept the result of Northern Ireland’s assembly election even if, as polls suggest, Sinn Féin emerges as the biggest party. In a televised party leaders’ debate on Tuesday night, Jeffrey Donaldson faced criticism over his threat to paralyse the...
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‘Unwavering support’ for unionist leaders opposing protocol – Jeffrey Donaldson

There is “unwavering support” from the electorate for unionist leaders standing together against the Northern Ireland Protocol, the DUP leader has said.Sir Jeffrey Donaldson addressed the latest rally to be held against the post-Brexit arrangements which see additional checks on goods arriving into the region from Great Britain.It is strongly opposed by unionists as a border in the Irish Sea.Sir Jeffrey, TUV leader Jim Allister and loyalist Jamie Bryson addressed the event on Friday evening at Brownlow House in Lurgan, Co Armagh.Ulster Unionist leader Doug Beattie had been due to address the rally, but pulled out expressing concern that the...
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Stormont Assembly election ‘most important in a generation’ – Jeffrey Donaldson

The upcoming Stormont Assembly election will be the “most important in a generation” and define the future direction of Northern Ireland, the DUP leader has said.Sir Jeffrey Donaldson addressed the latest rally staged against the Brexit Protocol, alongside TUV leader Jim Allister, Baroness Hoey, Ben Habib and Jamie Bryson in Ballymoney, Co Antrim.He thanked Baroness Hoey and Mr Habib for driving forward legal action against the protocol, which is set to be taken to the UK’s Supreme Court.“I stand before you this evening as a unionist and all that I want for all of our people is to have that...
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‘Prime Minister threw Northern Ireland under the bus’ – Sir Jeffrey Donaldson

Boris Johnson threw Northern Ireland under the bus in terms of the Brexit Protocol, the DUP leader has insisted.Sir Jeffrey Donaldson challenged the Prime Minister to “put right what he did wrong”, adding that he has the choice whether his legacy will be Brexit or the break-up of the Union.Sir Jeffrey has come under fire for his stance on the protocol, effectively collapsing Stormont through the resignation of First Minister Paul Givan.He insists the post-Brexit trade arrangements, which see checks on goods arriving into Northern Ireland from Great Britain, is causing huge damage to trade as well as relations, creating...
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P&O treatment of workers a disgrace says Sir Jeffrey Donaldson

DUP leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson has branded P&O Ferries "a disgrace" for the way it sacked 800 workers. Many workers were told without warning by video message on Thursday that it would be "their final day of employment". P&O sailings between Larne and Cairnryan have been disrupted since then. However,...
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DUP leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson intends to run in Lagan Valley

The DUP leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson has rejected any suggestion he has changed his mind about becoming an MLA in Lagan Valley. Today his party announced Paul Rankin had been Co opted to replace Edwin Poots who has moved to South Belfast. He has replaced Christopher Stalford who died last...
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