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Trevor Clarke: Former DUP MLA co-opted back into South Antrim seat

Trevor Clarke with DUP leader Arlene Foster. He has been co-opted back into the South Antrim seat he lost in March

TREVOR Clarke, who lost his seat in the March election, will return to Stormont after he was co-opted by the DUP into his old South Antrim constituency.

The veteran DUP politician was a councillor in Antrim before being elected to the assembly in 2007.

He lost out in March's snap assembly elections when party colleague Pam Cameron clinched the last available South Antrim seat.

Mr Clarke has now been co-opted to replace Paul Givan, who vacated his assembly seat after he was elected to Westminster in this month's general election.

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