Election 2017: Kyle Paisley, son of DUP founder reacts to coalition

Rev. Kyle Paisley with father, DUP founder Ian Paisley. Picture: Archant Library

Rev. Kyle Paisley with father, DUP founder Ian Paisley. Picture: Archant Library - Credit: Archant � 2005

The Lowestoft-based son of Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) founder Ian Paisley has labelled prime minister Theresa May's announcement of a deal with the party as 'historic'.

Rev Kyle Paisley, of Oulton Broad Free Presbyterian Church, Lowestoft, also has a twin brother, Ian Paisley Jnr, who is an MP for the party.

Rev Paisley, 50, said after the general election result: 'Shock isn't even the half of it. Never in my life did I think any British government would be in coalition with any Northern Irish Party. Nobody could have foreseen this. This is new territory for everybody. Nobody could have envisaged this with the lead of 17 pc in the polls Theresa May had at the start the election. First there was Trump, then Brexit, now this. It's unprecedented.'

Rev Paisley added: 'I hope with regards to whatever happens, the problems will be sorted out and everyone on the British mainland and in Northern Ireland will be worked out also.'


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