Labour peer Andrew Adonis to raise University of Derry in British House of Lords

Labour peer, Andrew Adonis, has said he will raise the case for a University for Derry in the British House of Lords on Tuesday.

Monday, 6th January 2020, 11:35 am
Andrew Adonis with the former Mayor, John Boyle, in Derry in 2018.

"I intend to raise the case for a new University of Derry in the House of Lords debate on Northern Ireland devolution tomorrow. This ought to be a key UK priority for 2020," said the former Labour minister of transport and education.

In 2018 Adonis said the neglect and underdevelopment of Derry over almost a century of unionist, and later, direct rule from London, had been "a real stain on the reputation of the United Kingdom."