UKIP look set to get their first MLA – Strangford unionist David McNarry – UKIP leader Nigel Farage visiting Stormont tomorrow
— Mark Devenport (@markdevenport) October 4, 2012
That’s according to Mark Devenport… I suspect it’s come from the man himself… That’s his style Nige… Still good news for UKIP, getting into the frame before the Conservatives… and worrying for Mike Nesbitt, who will be looking at some of Assembly colleagues and wondering who’s going to be next…
Update: Nigel Farage has just confirmed to Slugger that Mr McNarry is indeed joining UKIP:
“I welcome David McNarry as our first MLA, and I am delighted to be coming to Stormont tomorrow to welcome him personally”
The question is who’s not disgruntled in the UUP… And who would really care if they were no longer in business?
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