McGrady to run again in South Down…

Mark Devenport picks up a snippet from the Mourne Observer, to the effect that the SDLP’s incumbent, Eddie McGrady (72) is going to run in the next Westminster election. Mark suggests that this will hardly upset his heir apparent, Margaret Ritchie, since it gives her another term to settle in and compete for public space with her capable Sinn Fein rival, Minister of Education Catriona Ruane.