Slugger Awards: Up and Coming Politician

Okay, this an opportunity to talent scout the talent of the future. This year there is a large new intake of co-opted MLAs, so there ought to be some good candidates to pick from. Past winners have been Naomi Long and Dawn Purvis both of whom went on to do bigger things.

Nominations so far include:

– Conall McDevitt (MLA, SDLP)

– Simon Hamilton (MLA, DUP)

– Raymond McCord Senior (Unelected, no party)

– Colum Eastwood (Mayor of Derry, SDLP)

– Barry McElduff (MLA, Sinn Fein)

But come, there’s got to be more. McDevitt is the only one of the co-opted MLAs to get a mention so far.


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