Irish News: McGlone – ‘McDonnell gaining support for leader

In today’s Irish News (p25) recently SDLP Deputy Leader (elect) Patsy McGlone said he had seen an upswing in support during his consultation of party faithful for South Belfast MP Alasdair McDonnell.

McGlone may not pride himself on exhaustive John Quincy Adams impressions on the floor of the Assembly but there is no doubt that like McDonnell when it comes to reading the nuances of party members he is quite adept.

Whether or not any recent shift is as a result of the ill-advised decision to nominate Social Development Minister Margaret Ritchie as the party’s selection for the Justice Ministry….its best for others to speculate…