Slugger hears that David Burnside is to step down before the next Assembly election. We understand that he wants to concentrate on his business concerns in London. But it raises the question of who will fight for his South Antrim Assembly seat? And it clears the way for a new candidate in the South Antrim Westminster constituency.
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