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DUP deputy leader hospitalised after falling ill in Westminster

Tests are still being carried out on the north Belfast MP Nigel Dodds.

DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds (file photo)
DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds (file photo)
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THE DEPUTY LEADER of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), Nigel Dodds, 54, has been taken to hospital in the UK.

The north Belfast MP fell ill while in Westminster earlier today.

A spokesperson from the DUP told TheJournal.ie that tests are still being carried out and could not confirm whether Dodds had suffered a suspected heart attack.

Dodds was elected deputy leader of the DUP in 2008 and is their spokesman on reform, constitutional issues and foreign affairs.

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