Press release

Secretary of State statement as Martin McGuinness confirms he will stand down from politics

Earlier this evening, the Secretary of State commented on Martin McGuinness's decision to stand down from politics

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Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, said:

I am sorry to hear Martin McGuinness has decided not to stand for another term in the Northern Ireland Assembly, and have spoken to him this evening.

I thank him on behalf of the Government for his work in securing a number of significant political agreements, as well as his service as deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland.

Published 19 January 2017