Headache for Boris: DUP elects leader who has threatened legal action over Brexit deal

Arlene Foster announces resignation as DUP leader

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The Northern Ireland Agriculture minister is the first elected leader of the DUP in its history.

In a possible headache for Boris Johnson he has threatened legal action over the controversial Northern Ireland Protocol.

This created some customs checks between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK infuriating unionists.

Mr Poots won by 19 votes against 17 for DUP MP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson, his closest rival.

Paula Bradley, Stormont assembly member, was elected as deputy replacing Lord Dodds who did not defend the position.

Only DUP MPs and Northern Irish assembly members were able to vote, not the membership as a whole.

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