Dawn Purvis is to fight David Ervine’s seat in East Belfast and Dr John Kyle to take over his seat on Belfast City Council. There are moves afoot to choose a new leader: a contest that Purvis must be one of the favourites to win.
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