Sir Jeffrey Donaldson allegations a ‘devastating revelation’ for DUP

by 24britishtvMarch 30, 2024, 12:50 p.m. 37
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The new leader of the DUP has described charges of historical sex offences against Sir Jeffrey Donaldson as a “devastating revelation” for the party. Sir Jeffrey quit as leader of the Democratic Unionist Party after being charged with historical sex offences. The 61-year-old politician will appear in court in Newry, Co Down, on April 24, having been arrested and charged in relation to non-recent sexual allegations. In a statement, the DUP said: “In accordance with the party rules, the party officers have suspended Mr Donaldson from membership, pending the outcome of a judicial process. “The party officers have this morning unanimously appointed Mr Gavin Robinson MP as the interim party leader.” Mr Robinson said: “It has been a devastating revelation and has caused tremendous shock not just for myself personally or my colleagues within the DUP, but for the community right across Northern Ireland. “It came as a great shock. But we are a party and individuals that believe in justice, we have faith in our criminal justice system.” Daily Record Homepage: https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/ Daily Record Facebook: https://facebook.com/TheScottishDailyRecord Daily Record IG: https://instagram.com/scottishdailyrecord Daily Record Twitter: https://twitter.com/Daily_Record Daily Record Newsletters: https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/newsletter-preference-centre/ Join our WhatsApp communities here and get the latest news sent straight to your messages: DAILY RECORD: https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/join-daily-records-whatsapp-community-31116469 RECORD SPORT RANGERS: https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/football/join-record-sports-new-rangers-31111892 RECORD SPORT CELTIC: https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/football/join-record-sports-new-celtic-31111589 You can get all the latest news, sport, showbiz and comment at DailyRecord.co.uk LIKE | COMMENT | SUBSCRIBE | SHARE #DailyRecord #Politics #NorthernIreland

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