PM: Lord Ballyedmond was 'passionate about peace'

David Cameron said in a statement:

Lord Ballyedmond was a towering figure in Northern Irish business life, and passionate about peace and good relations north and south, east and west.

He was a larger than life figure who was a great supporter of the Conservative party and a good friend to me.

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Tory peer killed in helicopter crash had raised safety concerns

A Tory peer who was among four people killed in a helicopter crash in Norfolk had previously raised safety concerns with the aircraft's manufacturers. AgustaWestland said they were investigating but that "there could be many causes" behind the crash.