Wednesday, March 2, 2011

One less double-jobber....

Chekov has just made it before me:
The Ulster Unionist Party has confirmed Sir Reg Empey is to leave the assembly later this month.

Sir Reg, now Lord Empey, who has been representing east Belfast at Stormont, will not contest the assembly elections on 5 May.

The party said the decision followed his elevation to the House of Lords and was "consistent with his spearheading of the policy of an end to double-jobbing."
I thought his original decision to stand was hypocritical (here and here); he and the party have belatedly come to the right choice on this one.

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