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Green Party withdraws complaint over Edwin Poots 'pedophilia' tweet

The DUP's Edwin Poots posted the message on Twitter 

THE Green Party has withdrawn a complaint against former health minister Edwin Poots.

The party's Clare Bailey had made a complaint to the assembly standards commissioner about a tweet by Mr Poots in which he criticised an article by PinkNews which said that some social media users were describing four-year-old Prince George as a "gay icon".

"Making children an icon of sexuality today, pedophilia [sic] tomorrow. Absolutely disgusting," the Lagan Valley MLA wrote.

The Green Party had been asked by the assembly's commissioner for standards to provide supporting material to demonstrate that Mr Poots had been acting in his capacity as an assembly member.

The party said that as all available evidence had been provided the complaint would not be continued by Ms Bailey.



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