April 25th, 2024

Jeffrey Donaldson, head of Northern Ireland’s largest unionist party, steps down amid police probe

By The Associated Press on March 29, 2024.

LONDON (AP) – The leader of Northern Ireland’s largest unionist party has stepped down after being charged with allegations of a historic nature, the party said in a statement on Friday.

Jeffrey Donaldson left his post with immediate effect pending the outcome of the judicial process, the Democratic Unionist Party said. In accordance with the party rules, it has suspended him from membership.

Gavin Robinson, the member of Parliament for Belfast East, was named interim party leader.

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