An election to the Northern Ireland Assembly was held on 5 May 2022. Sinn Féin became the first nationalist party to win the most seats overall in a Northern Ireland election. The DUP lost seats, becoming the second largest party in the Assembly, while the Alliance Party had their best-ever result, becoming the third-largest party. Due to concerns about the Northern Ireland Protocol, the DUP have not taken part in the cross-community election of the Speaker of the Assembly, meaning that the Assembly cannot sit for the time being.
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A Westminster Hall debate on Funding levels for diplomatic staff in the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office is scheduled for Tuesday 24 May 2022, from 9.30am to 11.00am. The debate will be led by Valerie Vaz MP.
The investigation of former British soldiers who served in Northern Ireland during “The Troubles” is receiving a significant amount of media and parliamentary attention as a result of ongoing court cases and the Government's new proposals for dealing with legacy issues in Northern Ireland.