And then there were seven….

Another DUP councillor, Banbridge’s Stephen Herron, has announced his resignation from the party, bringing the total number of post-Adams/Paisley Kodak moment walkout DUP councillors to seven across the north. Whilst the trickle of disaffected deserters won’t pose any real threat to the DUP leadership, it is an indication of the continuing shock within a section of the DUP (formerly?) faithful at the pace of change as we move towards Devolution Day in May. Meanwhile, newly-declared Independent Unionist MEP, Jim Allister, has been reacting to Sinn Fein’s choice of ministries ahead of the new Executive’s formation.