Tributes paid to late David McClarty

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Tributes have been paid to the late Independent East Londonderry MLA David McClarty, who has sadly died.

The 63-year-old father of two had been battling lymphoma for some time.

Former party colleague and UUP chairman Reg Empey said: “At all times David was a real gentleman in politics; he managed to combine sincere beliefs with a great sense of humour and was slow to make political enemies, which says a lot about him.”

Politicians from across the divide were unanimous in describing the well-liked former UUP man as a ‘gentleman.’