Edwin Poots resigns as DUP leader after less than month in post
Written by Sky News UK on June 17, 2021
Edwin Poots has resigned as leader of the DUP after less than a month in the post.
Speaking on Thursday evening Mr Poots said: “I have asked the Party Chairman to commence an electoral process within the Party to allow for a new leader of the Democratic Unionist Party to be elected.
“The Party has asked me to remain in post until my successor is elected.
“This has been a difficult period for the Party and the country and I have conveyed to the Chairman my determination to do everything I can to ensure both Unionism and Northern Ireland is able to move forward to a stronger place.”