Ards DUP MLA resigns….

Looks like George Ennis MLA has resigned the DUP whip… hardly a surprise to Slugger readers, but along with Terry Williams’ defection, it loses the party overall control on the local council… H/T to Intelligence Insider. Not auspicious news ahead of tonight’s sign off meeting for the party’s election manifesto…

Correction: as BL below notes, we do not have any MLAs at the moment so Ennis is not actually currently an MLA…According to the Ark Election site the 2005 council results were:

DUP: 13,897 (52.4%), 12 councillors
UUP: 6,493 (24.5%), 7 councillors
Alliance: 3,733 (14.1%), 3 councillors
SDLP: 913 (3.4%), 1 councillor

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