Edwin Poots: PM leads response to DUP management election

Edwin Poots pictured after winning the leadership of the DUP


image captionEdwin Poots was elected DUP leader by 19 votes to 17, beating MP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson

Edwin Poots has been elected leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), beating MP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson by 19 votes to 17.

MLA Paula Bradley has been elected as the party’s deputy leader, beating MP Gregory Campbell.

They are now set to lead the DUP into next years’ election for the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Other political stakeholders from across the UK and Ireland have been reacting to their victory.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson tweeted his congratulations to the newly elected DUP leader.

The prime minister said “people across the UK are best served when we work together” and that he “looked forward to working with Mr Poots”.