A blow for Basil as Lagan Valley NI21 Executive hand in their badges + NI21’s QUB Exec too

Basil McCrea will once again be without an effective constituency organisation in Lagan Valley. This evening the executive of his local NI21 constituency group have all resigned from the faltering party. [David Cairns, chair of the LV Exec remains.]

It’s a pretty bad show of confidence when the party leader’s local group desert him … though given the lack of meaningful communication during the drawn out crisis, it is hardly surprising.

Local NI21 councillor Johnny McCarthy wasn’t on the Lagan Valley Exec, and remains a member of the party’s central Executive. [Ed – at least he was last time you checked!]

And it sounds like the party may have further problems in the weeks ahead with a TV investigation underway into another aspect of its running.

Update – And now I’m out of a mobile notspot, looks like the party’s QUB Exec have thrown in the towel too …

ni21 qub exec resign

Yet while the party structure implodes, the party – which no doubt has debts as well as some members committed to the cause and the brand – will have to remain in place.

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