Smyth not standing, Deeny might

Martin Smyth has announced that he will not be standing for re-election in South Belfast – the DUP can barely conceal their glee at the prospect of going up against a pro-Agreement unionist. Meanwhile, in the Irish News (subs req.), the independent MLA, Kieran Deeny, is reported to have scheduled a press conference for Monday and is expected to announce his candidacy for the West Tyrone constituency.