TUV Leader Jim Allister has acknowledged Ian Paisley’s “many decades of public service” and offered his condolences to Lord Bannside’s family.
Commenting on the former DUP Leader’s passing, Mr Allister said: “My immediate thoughts are with the bereaved family. On behalf of TUV and personally I extend condolences to his widow and children.
“Whatever my considerable differences with Ian Paisley and strong disapproval of his Stormont legacy of terrorists in government, it is right to acknowledge his many decades of public service to Northern Ireland. In his time he was a colossus in the life of Ulster, renowned parliamentarian and gifted preacher. We are unlikely to see his like again.”