I missed this two days ago but the MLA for South Belfast, Fearghal McKinney will be challenging the sitting Deputy Leader Dolores Kelly for the deputy leadership of the SDLP.
McKinney is an ally of the current leader, Alasdair McDonnell. He first ran for the party in 2010 for the Fermanagh/South Tyrone constituency and was selected to replace Conall McDevitt as the MLA for South Belfast in 2013. He sits on the Health Committee at Stormont.
David McCann holds a PhD in North-South relations from University of Ulster. You can follow him on twitter @dmcbfs
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