Jack McKee resigns from the DUP…

Councillor Jack McKee clearly thinks his party is going to do the ‘deal’. In a statement to Larne Borough Council chamber tonight he has resigned the whip, but by popular vote (and the support of his former party colleagues) retained his various chairmanships. It will hardly come as a surprise, he has played out of court with the party in the past: in 2003 he ran as an independent, and came a very poor third to Sammy Wilson, and George Dawson, garnering just under 1500 votes.

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