Neeson’s retirement and an election with guaranteed plumpers?

While the SDLP have a very serious fight for the position of new leader, the psephologists’ guru and Alliance Party Director, Gerry Lynch, has taken campaigning to be a party candidate to a new level in local politics with the launch of a dedicated website for his push to run in the East Antrim Westminster seat.

As he is normally associated with North Belfast does this indicate Sean Neeson will be stepping down from the Assembly and Alliance are looking to profile a successor? Does this mean Alliance’s East Antrim bridesmaid, Stewart Dickson, will never get to step up?

Of course it could just be a statement on double-jobbing but that wouldn’t make for a gossipy blog.

[Gerry – sorry about the title. That’s a pint I owe you on Tuesday ;0)]