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Democratic Unionist Party

British unionist political party in Northern Ireland


Democratic Unionist Party
Democratic Unionist Party

The Democratic Unionist Party is a unionist political party in Northern Ireland favouring British identity. It was founded in 1971 during the Troubles by Ian Paisley, who led the party for the next 37 years. Now led by Arlene Foster, it has, by a margin of one, the most seats in the Northern Ireland Assembly, and it is the fifth-largest party in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom.

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The outgoing DUP leader and Stormont First Minister Arlene Foster has said politics is “brutal” and that she has endured a..

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