Sir Jeffrey announces Assembly spokespeople

DUP Leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson MP has announced a reshuffle of spokespeople within the DUP Assembly team.

Sir Jeffrey said,

“The Party has a plan for Northern Ireland that was endorsed last May and that’s why we want to stymie the undermining of our devolved institutions by the Protocol. We want to see the NI Executive and Assembly restored on a stable footing.

Whilst London and Brussels must focus on replacing the Protocol with arrangements that unionists can support, we will continue working and engaging across a wide range of policy areas to ensure that voices are heard, and concerns are addressed.

We need more investment and reform in our public services yet as Treasury has confirmed, the Trader Support Service which helps companies deal with NI Protocol generated paperwork, has cost the taxpayer £318.7 million in just over two years. That’s £18k per hour or £3million every single week. The Protocol is not disconnected from our public services.”


  • Gordon Lyons: Finance/Public Service Reform/Brexit (Protocol)
  • Emma Little-Pengelly: Executive Office, Legacy and Human Rights
  • Paul Givan: Health
  • Diane Dodds: Education and Skills (FE and Higher Education)
  • Joanne Bunting: Justice
  • Pam Cameron: Equality, Disability and Participation
  • Diane Forsythe: Communities/Childcare/Early Years
  • Phillip Brett: Infrastructure
  • Jonathan Buckley: Economy/Business, Energy & Trade Union Engagement
  • Deborah Erskine: Promoting the Union with Young People & New Communities
  • William Irwin: Agriculture/Rural Affairs
  • Paul Frew: Tourism and Hospitality
  • Michelle McIlveen: Environment, Climate and Fishing
  • David Brooks: Promoting NI/ Engagement (GB, US) N/S Relationships
  • Edwin Poots: Institutional Reform/Hard To Reach Communities Engagement
  • Trevor Clarke: Policing
  • Keith Buchanan: Chief Whip | Cultural Development and Loyal Orders and Groups Engagement
  • Harry Harvey: Cultural Development / Loyal Orders & Groups Engagement
  • Stephen Dunne: Sports
  • Maurice Bradley: Policing
  • Alan Robinson: Senior Citizens
  • Brian Kingston: Local Government
  • Gary Middleton: North West
  • Tom Buchanan: Victims Rights and Groups Liaison
  • David Hilditch (on leave due to illness)

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