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Secretary of State, Owen Paterson MP, has congratulated Tom Elliott on his election to lead the Ulster Unionist Party.
Mr Paterson said:
I spoke to Tom his morning to offer him my congratulations and to say that I look forward to working with him. The Ulster Unionist Party has played a crucial and central role in taking Northern Ireland forward and I am sure that under Tom’s leadership it will continue to do so.
To be elected to lead your party places a great responsibility on any politician. Tom will have my support as we all work to help Northern Ireland face the challenges ahead.