Attwood to become Social Development minister

So Alex Attwood reaps the rewards of being on the winning side of the SDLP’s leadership contest and takes on Margaret Ritchie’s ministerial post as the party leader, prepares relinquish some of her double jobbing duties. But when it comes to choosing between Westminister and Stormont, which way will she jump? No rush yet of course, since all of her nationist rivals solution to the dichotomy

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