DUP seeks to assure that Donaldson’s shock resignation will not destabilise Stormont

The deputy first minister and interim leader have said that they will work to provide stability in the Northern Ireland institutions

Emma Little-Pengelly made her first comment on the matter on Saturday and moved to assure people that it would not have an effect on the recently re-established assembly. Picture: Pacemaker

Emma Little-Pengelly, the Northern Ireland deputy first minister, has said she will work to provide stability in the wake of Jeffrey Donaldson’s shock resignation over historical sex offence charges.

Donaldson quit as leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) on Friday and was suspended from the party and the Orange Order after being charged with historical sex offences. In a letter to DUP party officers on Friday, Donaldson is understood to have said he would ...