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DUP 'to apologise' to whistle-blower councillor Jenny Palmer

16 August 2013 Last updated at 18:49 BST

The DUP leader has met a Lisburn councillor who told a BBC Spotlight programme she was pressured by her party to change her vote in a Housing Executive board meeting.

The programme alleged there had been political interference in the running of the Housing Executive.

The BBC understands Jenny Palmer met First Minister Peter Robinson and the housing minister's special adviser.

It is understood an apology to Mrs Palmer has been drafted for release.

BBC Northern Ireland political correspondent Martina Purdy reports.