East Londonderry MLA Claire Sugden says she is ‘genuinely very sad’ to hear of the passing of Dr Paisley.
The MLA said: “He was a true stalwart of Northern Irish politics.
“I remember sitting in the public gallery a few years ago as he answered questions as First Minister.
“He captivated his audience and we paid attention whether we wanted or not!
“I didn’t always agree with his politics, but he was a great politician because he brought so many with him.
“Sincere condolences to his family and friends.”