Who are the DUP’s main negotiators?

DUP chief executive Timothy Johnston.
DUP chief executive Timothy Johnston.

Who are the DUP talks team which took part in the recent Stormont negotiations that ultimately failed to deliver a deal to restore devolution?

While the DUP has said that the team rotates according to what issue is being discussed, the key members of the team are as follows.

DUP leader Arlene Foster with Nigel Dodds

DUP leader Arlene Foster with Nigel Dodds

Arlene Foster: Party leader, ex-first minister and MLA for Fermanagh & South Tyrone.

Nigel Dodds: DUP deputy leader and MP for North Belfast. A barrister before entering politics.

Edwin Poots: Lagan Valley MLA. Served terms as both health minister and culture minister.

Michelle McIlveen: MLA for Strangford, former agriculture and regional development minister.

Philip Weir.

Philip Weir.

Philip Weir: the least well known of the team, he is a former hospital doctor, Craigavon councillor and Department of Health Spad. He has played cricket for Laurelvale in the Northern Cricket Union for many years.

Timothy Johnston: DUP chief executive who has held various senior positions within the party and is another former Spad.

DUP leader Arlene Foster and deputy leader Nigel Dodds speaking to the media on College Green in Westminster yesterday

DUP leader Arlene Foster and deputy leader Nigel Dodds speaking to the media on College Green in Westminster yesterday

Edwin Poots MLA

Edwin Poots MLA

Michelle McIlveen MLA. Photo: David A Scott

Michelle McIlveen MLA. Photo: David A Scott