Jonathan Buckley to stand in Lagan Valley for DUP

Jonathan Buckley will be the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) candidate for Lagan Valley in the forthcoming general election, interim leader Gavin Robinson has said.

He is running for the party after Sir Jeffrey Donaldson's shock departure in March.

Sir Jeffrey had held the seat for 27 years, but is not standing again after facing historical sex charges which he has said he is strenuously contesting.

Mr Buckley is currently the MLA for Upper Bann, and the youngest Stormont MLA.