Northern Ireland Politician Christopher Stalford Dies at the Age of 39

Christopher Stalford, the DUP MLA for South Belfast, has died at the age of 39. He had represented the constituency since 2016 and had previously been a Belfast City councillor and later on its deputy mayor from 2013 until 2014.

Sir Jeffrey Donaldson, the Leader of the DUP, said in a statement:

“I am deeply saddened to learn of Christopher’s sudden death. He was not just an elected representative or a colleague, he was a friend. On behalf of the Party, I express my sympathies to Laura and the wider Stalford family on the loss of a husband, father, son and brother.”