Durkan to step down as SDLP Leader

Mark Durkan has said he will step down as SDLP Leader after next year’s Westminster election. Speaking on BBC Radio Ulster at lunchtime he said he intends to remain at Westminster as long as the people of Foyle wish him to.

Durkan is fulfilling a promise he made during the European Election campaign to remove dual mandates in the SDLP.

[Given Pete has already got a thread started can I suggest focus debate on his post]