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  DUP members quit as party rocked by ‘purge’
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Last EditedBrentinCO  Jun 06, 2021 08:43pm
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News DateMonday, June 7, 2021 02:40:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionTwo DUP councillors, a former Westminster election candidate, and members of the South Down association have resigned from the party after what Sir Jeffrey Donaldson described as “a purge”.

Newry, Mourne and Down councillors Glyn Hanna and Kathryn Owen have quit along with constituency secretary Diane Forsythe who was the party’s South Down candidate in the 2017 Westminster election. They have all made allegations of bullying and sexism in the party, and have said women and moderates are being left “voiceless”.

Sir Jeffrey Donaldson broke the silence he has maintained since losing the leadership election to say it was highly regrettable that “senior and valued members now feel the DUP is no longer a warm house for them” — and he warned of potentially more resignations.
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