Lord Laird was a great stalwart for Norther Ireland
John was a lifelong friend and Unionist, and was the best man at my wedding.
We entered the Lords together in 1999 and shared an office in the Palace of Westminster.
He was a great stalwart for Northern Ireland and I deeply regret his passing.
Lorna and I send our condolences to Carol, Alison, David and the wider family circle.
Lord Rogan, Ulster Unionist peer, Westminster