Arlene Foster News: An hour after telling journalists her leadership of the DUP was not under threat Arlene Foster discovered 75% of DUP MLAs wanted her gone

It was just over an hour after she dismissed suggestions her position as leader of the DUP was under threat that Arlene Foster found out 75 per cent of DUP MLAs had signed a letter of no confidence in their leader.

Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 5:31 pm
Updated Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 5:32 pm

Mrs. Foster was visiting a youth club in Belfast when journalists asked her about the suggestion her position was under threat.

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“So we’ll just deal with it and move on because I’ve bigger things to do, including getting us through this Covid pandemic, including listening to the concerns of working-class communities.

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DUP leader Arlene Foster. (Photo: Presseye)

“These stories come up from time to time. This is no different," she added.

However, just over an hour later, News Letter Political Editor, Sam McBride, broke the news that 75 per cent of the DUP s 27 MLAs.

It is also believed that at least four of the DUP's MPs in the House of Commons and one peer have also signed the letter.

It has been reported that the letter calls on Chairman of the DUP, Lord Morrow, to call a leadership contest.

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