Jeffrey Donaldson's policies
Statement to voters
My life and political career has been a fascinating journey through the dark years of 'the troubles' and the challenges of the peace process to a more stable and progressive Northern Ireland.
During that time I have been witness to much change, both at home and in national politics at Westminster.
As the eldest of five boys and three girls, I grew up in the Mourne area in the south of County Down. A member of the local Presbyterian Church, it was a traditional, rural, home-centred upbringing. Yet as with many Ulstermen and women of my generation, my 'childhood innocence' was shattered by the onset of the 'Troubles'. I remember vividly, almost as if it were yesterday the murder of my cousin Samuel Donaldson, an RUC constable. He was the first policeman to be blown up by the IRA in the 'Troubles'.
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About Jeffrey Donaldson
Sir Jeffrey Mark Donaldson is a British politician serving as the leader of the DUP in the House of Commons since 2019 and as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Lagan Valley since 1997. He is Northern Ireland's longest-serving current MP.Read more on Wikipedia
|2019||Lagan Valley: UK Parliament elections||Democratic Unionist Party - D.U.P.||19,586 votes (elected)||2017||Lagan Valley: 2017 General Election||Democratic Unionist Party - D.U.P.||Vote count not available (elected)||2015||Lagan Valley: UK Parliament elections||Democratic Unionist Party - D.U.P.||Vote count not available (elected)||2010||Lagan Valley: UK Parliament elections||Democratic Unionist Party - D.U.P.||18,199 votes (elected)|
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