The Nolan Show has discovered that after losing the DUP leadership election to Edwin Poots Jeffrey Donaldson was approached by Doug Beattie to rejoin the UUP.
On @BBCNolan today –
More on the story #NolanLIVE broke last night when we revealed Sir Jeffrey Donaldson engaged in talks with the UUP, when he was asked by Doug Beattie to join the party
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— Stephen Nolan (@StephenNolan) February 24, 2022
Jeffrey does not deny that he was approached but is trying to downplay the talks.
— Jeffrey Donaldson MP (@J_Donaldson_MP) February 23, 2022
Meanwhile, the Daily Mirror reports on a DUP councillor being arrested over suspicion of child grooming:
A DUP councillor has been arrested on suspicion of child sexual grooming following claims made by a so-called “paedophile hunter” group.
William Walker is a representative for Newry, Mourne and Down District Council and works in DUP Strangford MP Jim Shannon’s constituency office.
The 59-year-old councillor was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of attempting to meet a child following sexual grooming.
He has been released on bail pending further enquiries.
Watch what you say about this one as this stuff as active cases are a legal minefield. Do not speculate on the specifics of the case please.
The DUP troubles just keep growing.
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