Ulster Unionist MLA Roy Beggs, who is a Deputy Speaker in the Northern Ireland Assembly, has paid tribute to Christopher Stalford MLA, the Assembly`s Principal Deputy Speaker, who has passed away suddenly.
Mr Beggs said:
“I was shocked to learn of the passing of Christopher Stalford, the Principal Deputy Speaker. Christopher had a great wit and a turn of phrase that assisted him to articulate his views and manage any unruly MLAs. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife, his young family, friends and colleagues.”