Pat Doherty stands down as an MP

Former Sinn Fein Vice President and MP for West Tyrone since 2001, Pat Doherty has announced he will not seek re-election.

His successor will be local MLA, Barry McElduff, who will be defending a majority of 10,060 votes that the party achieved at the 2015 election.

So far the confirmed candidates are, Daniel McCrossan of the SDLP and Alicia Clarke of the UUP.