Kennedy loses out after 32 years of political life
As the talks at Stormont got under way on Monday, with bloodied-nosed UUP well down the pecking list, the party’s highest profile victim - Danny Kennedy (Newry and Armagh) - was clearing out his constituency offices in Tandragee and Markethill.
Northern Ireland is today waking up to a fundamentally altered political reality: unionism is no longer a majority in the Stormont chamber for the first time since the creation of the Province a century ago.
RHI was rarely mentioned on doorsteps, says DUP poll-topper Lockhart
Tears streamed down the cheeks of DUP’s Carla Lockhart, the only one of the 12 Upper Bann candidates to make it on the first count, as she embraced party workers and family – a replica of her success last May.
William Irwin fears for Danny Kennedy after he tops poll in Newry and Armagh
Two candidates – one DUP and one Sinn Fein – made it on the first count in the solidly nationalist Newry and Armagh. But the ground under former ministers Danny Kennedy and Conor Murphy seemed rather shaky.