Durkan could be challenged, at some stage..

Hmmm… not really sure to make of this front page story on Daily Ireland. Eddie Espie who resigned from the party a few weeks back joins with Belfast party dissident and former Lord Mayor Martin Morgan to criticise the leadership and hint that there may be stalking horse challenge in the offing. North Report blog is playing host to an interesting discussion on the provenance of the story. One to keep an eye on in future weeks.

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