DUP's Jeffrey Donaldson and top civil servant honoured for Queen's birthday

Jeffrey Donaldson said he was surprised to receive a knighthood in the queen's birthday honours. Picture by Alan Lewis-Photopress
DUP MP Jeffrey Donaldson has been granted a knighthood in the Queen's birthday honours list. The former UDR corporal, who was first elected in 1985, is among 101 people from the north to be recognised. Mr Donaldson was the youngest person to take a seat in the Stormont Assembly at the age of 22 - and since 1997, he has been elected to Westminster five times where he sits on, among others, the defence and Northern Ireland Affairs committees. The Lagan Valley MP began his political career as an Ulster Unionist but was among a group dubbed the "baby barristers" who opposed [...]

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