Lord Laird was a great stalwart for Norther Ireland

John was a lifelong friend and Unionist, and was the best man at my wedding.

Thursday, 12th July 2018, 6:04 pm
Updated Tuesday, 17th July 2018, 6:43 pm

We entered the Lords together in 1999 and shared an office in the Palace of Westminster.

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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