Dungannon based MLA Lord Morrow takes up DSD Minister post

First Minister Arlene Foster with new Social Development Minister Maurice Morrow, left and Finance Minister Mervyn Storey.
First Minister Arlene Foster with new Social Development Minister Maurice Morrow, left and Finance Minister Mervyn Storey.

Dungannon based DUP Assembly Member, Maurice Morrow, will take up the post of Social Development Minister at Stormont, the new First Minister Arlene Foster has announced.

Mrs Foster was appointed yesterday as First Minister and became leader of the DUP last month.

She announced Mervyn Storey would take over as Finance Minister and his current role as Social Development Minister will be filled by Lord Morrow.

Lord Morrow served as social development minister over a decade ago.

He said: “I will apply myself with all my might to continue in the good work Mervyn has been doing in the weeks ahead.”