Empey: “We have largely won the battle on double jobbing…”

Unlike Peter Robinson (who “wants to cling on”), Sir Reg Empey tells the BBC that he will stand down if elected to the Westminster seat for South Antrim: “If I win I will cease to be an MLA…” And a minister to boot… It remains to be seen with his run at South Antrim is a viable one…

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