Beattie shocked at death of Christopher Stalford

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Beattie shocked at death of Christopher Stalford

The Ulster Unionist Party Leader Doug Beattie MC MLA has expressed his shock and sadness at the death of Christopher Stalford MLA.  

Doug Beattie said:

“This is absolutely tragic and shocking news which will be felt by every single person who worked at Stormont. In addition to his duties as an MLA, Christopher Stalford was a Principal Deputy Speaker and his role was to ensure the smooth running of the business of the Chamber, which he did expertly and with good humour.

"I worked with Christopher on many occasions and although we had differing political views we never traded an angry word. He was someone I liked, respected and who worked tirelessly for his community and country.

“I know he will be greatly missed not just by his colleagues in his own party but right across the political spectrum.

“On behalf of the Ulster Unionist Party I would like to extend my deepest and most sincere sympathies to Christopher’s family and many friends and colleagues.”