DUP take seat off SDLP without byelection

There’s a bizarre argument raging in Ballymena since the DUP took a seat off the SDLP simply by submitting its papers when the minority nationalist party refused to do so, arguing that it should have been given the option to co-opt its own nominee.

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty