Northern Ireland

Sir Reg Empey to quit as UUP leader next week

Sir Reg Empey is expected to formally resign as leader of the Ulster Unionist Party next week.

A selection meeting for the new party leader is due to be held at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast in September.

Sir Reg said he would resign earlier this year following disappointing results in the general election.

The new leader is expected to be in place ahead of its party conference in late October or early November.

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