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14 May 2021

Edwin Poots succeeds Arlene Foster as DUP leader

Correspondent

In a knife-edge contest, Edwin Poots has won the leadership of the Democratic Unionist Party in Northern Ireland.

The Agriculture Minister and Young Earth Creationist beat the party’s Westminster leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson by the slimmest of margins, in what’s being seen as a victory for the Christian conservative wing of the party.