Edwin Poots elected DUP leader to succeed Arlene Foster

Northern Ireland agriculture minister and young Earth creationist says someone else will be first minister

Edwin Poots has been elected leader of the Democratic Unionist party (DUP) on the promise of remoulding Northern Ireland’s biggest party and ratcheting up opposition to the Irish Sea border.

On Friday the Stormont agriculture minister narrowly beat Sir Jeffrey Donaldson, a DUP MP, in a two-horse race to succeed Arlene Foster.

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