Mark Durkan to step down after next General Election

The BBC reports that SDLP party leader Mark Durkan has told BBC NI political editor Mark Devenport that he intends to stand aside as party leader after the next Westminster election, and that “if [he is] elected again to Westminster as MP for Foyle [he] will be stepping down from the Assembly.” Any other party leaders want to make the same promise[s]? Adds [Rushed?] SDLP statement. And In the comments zone, bob wilson highlights this section of the BBC report

Mr Durkan added that he believed Northern Ireland would be significantly impacted by cuts in public expenditure after the next election, and this had influenced his decision. “If there is a Tory government elected, the implications in terms of the welfare system and other matters are such that I think there is more work to [be] done at Westminster now.”