Alliance Party Leader, David Ford, has paid tribute to Mo Mowlam, upon learning the news of her death.
David Ford said: “I am saddened by the death of Mo Mowlam. She played a significant part in moving this society forward and bringing about the Good Friday Agreement.
“Both as Shadow Secretary of State before 1997 and then in office following that election, Mo Mowlam was a breath of fresh air for Northern Ireland.
“She did not get on well with some of the political class, but her warm personality engaged with the general public in a way that few from
Westminster have ever done. This was important in ensuring the public pressure on politicians to reach agreement.
“Government needs personalities like Mo. She will be greatly missed.”