July 23, 2019 / 2:40 PM / a month ago

Northern Ireland's DUP says it will back new government under Johnson

FILE PHOTO: Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Arlene Foster arrives at the funeral of journalist Lyra McKee at St. Anne's Cathedral in Belfast, Northern Ireland April 24, 2019. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

BELFAST (Reuters) - Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party’s 10 members of parliament will continue to support Britain’s government after Boris Johnson takes over as prime minister, DUP leader Arlene Foster confirmed on Tuesday.

“The Confidence & Supply Agreement between the Conservative Party and the Democratic Unionist Party remains,” Foster said in a statement, adding that the two parties would hold a scheduled review of the agreement ahead of the beginning of a new parliamentary session.

Foster said she had spoken with Johnson and congratulated him and that she expected him to visit Northern Ireland soon.

Reporting by Ian Graham and Conor Humphries; Editing by Gareth Jones

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