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The Independent

Former Stormont first minister takes seat in Home of Lords



Northern Eire’s former first minister Dame Arlene Foster has taken her place within the Home of Lords.

Dame Arlene, who left Stormont politics final 12 months after resigning as chief of the DUP, takes the title Baroness Foster of Aghadrumsee.

She is going to sit as a non-affiliated peer.

The previous solicitor, who had been a member of the Northern Eire Meeting since 2003, wore the standard scarlet robes for the brief introduction ceremony within the higher chamber, the place she swore the oath of allegiance to the King.

Woman Foster was flanked by her supporters, former deputy DUP chief Lord Dodds of Duncairn and Tory peer Lord Godson of Thorney Island.

Additionally taking his seat within the unelected chamber was Tory former MP Graham Evans.

Lord Evans of Rainow represented the Cheshire constituency of Weaver Vale between 2010-17, earlier than shedding his seat within the snap basic election referred to as by Theresa Could.

He was flanked by supporters and fellow Tory friends Baroness Williams of Trafford and Lord Davies of Gower as he swore the oath of allegiance to the King.

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