The DUP have chosen Diane Forsythe to run in the seat.
In 2020 Diane Forsythe quit the DUP over concerns about bullying and sexism. She later returned when Jeffrey Donaldson became leader.
Might Jim Wells run as an independent?
An extraordinary development. Both Edwin Poots and Jim Wells lose out on South Down nominationhttps://t.co/BWbAF7GCLU
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I help to manage Slugger by taking care of the site as well as running our live events. My background is in business, marketing and IT. My politics tend towards middle-of-the-road pragmatism, I am not a member of any political party. Oddly for a member of the Slugger team, I am not that interested in daily politics, preferring to write about big ideas in society. When not stuck in front of a screen, I am a parkrun Run Director.