UUP Deputy Chair opposes his own Health Minister…

Not on everything. But it is perhaps an indication of how far Michael McGimpsey has isolated himself on the left of the party that the party’s Deputy Chair seems willing to attack his own minister in the press (even if it relates to an actual budgetary ‘cut’):

Update: According to UTV, Terry Wright appears to have resigned over the issue.

The Deputy chair of the Ulster Unionist Party has said the Health Minister’s decision to postpone a new radiotherapy unit at Altnagelvin was “wrong”.

Terry Wright, who also chairs the Foyle branch of the party, said it was symptomatic of a “dysfunctional” Assembly.

He said he would work through the party to reverse the UUP minister’s decision.

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