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Chris Heaton-Harris: Britain’s new man in Belfast will need more than just charm

Although he is regarded as a highly affable character by political friends and foes alike, the Eurosceptic Tory will have his work cut out in his new role of Northern Secretary

Chris Heaton-Harris: the new Northern Ireland Secretary has described himself as a ‘fierce Eurosceptic’. Illustration: Peter Hanan

Name: Chris Heaton-Harris

Age: 54

Appearance: smiling, bald

Newsworthiness: the self-described “fierce Eurosceptic” has been appointed as Liz Truss’s new Northern Ireland Secretary at a time of political stalemate over the Northern Ireland protocol

In depth:

As a young MEP in the early 2000s, Chris Heaton-Harris was part of a small cohort of British Conservative politicians causing trouble in the corridors of the European Parliament.

Alongside Daniel Hannan, who was a founding member of the ...