Coleraine man is appointed as the new Economy Minster

Former Dalriada student is the pick for top post by new DUP leader Donaldson

Coleraine man is appointed as the new Economy Minster

New Economy Minister Gordon Lyons pictured with new DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson.

Peter Winter

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COLERAINE man Gordon Lyons has been appointed Economy Minster by the DUP's new leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson.

The East Antrim MLA was, at one stage tipped, to take over as First Minster in a clear-out of appointments made by short-lived leader Edwin Poots.

Sir Jeffrey says there will be a “fundamental reshuffle” in September, with Paul Given continuing in the meantime as First Minster role and Michelle McIlven retaining her Education Minister’s post.

Gordon Lyons grew up just outside Coleraine and attended the Irish Society Primary then Dalriada School in Ballymoney.

*Full story in this week's Chronicle*

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