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DUP leader Arlene Foster quits as NI First Minister

by LLB political Reporter
28th Apr 21 4:22 pm

The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) Northern Ireland’s First Minister, Arlene Foster has resigned as leader of the DUP.

Following an internal revolt Foster said that on 28 May she will step down as the DUP leader and by the end of June as First Minister.

More than 20 DUP members voiced a no-confidence in the leadership in a signed letter, along with four MPs.

She said it had been the privilege of her life to “serve the people of Northern Ireland as their first minister and to represent my home constituency of Fermanagh/South Tyrone.”

“My election as leader of the Democratic Unionist Party broke a glass ceiling and I am glad to inspired other women to enter politics and spurred them on to take up elected office,” Mrs Foster said.

“I understand the misogynistic criticisms that female public figures have to take and sadly it’s the same for all women in public life.

“I want to encourage you to keep going and don’t let the online lynch mobs get you down.”

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