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Little Pengelly off to the bar but politics may call again

By Jonny Bell

Former DUP MLA Emma Little Pengelly has refused to rule out a return to politics.

The ousted South Belfast MLA also said she will "support the party in the negotiations in any way I can".

On Sunday, Ms Little Pengelly claimed in a Facebook post that leaflets advising voters to give their first preferences to her DUP running mate Christopher Stalford were wrongly distributed in her patch. She later removed the post, as she "did not wish to attract any further public comment on the issue".

"The vote management problems in SB are now with the party to look at," she added.

Ms Little Pengelly also said she has faced much Twitter trolling since the election.

"I've only been 'in politics' for 16 month, it has been one long 'roast me' - brutal. Sad. Hateful. I remain a good kind person. Goodbye."

In a series of tweets yesterday, Ms Pengelly was asked: "If one of your kids wanted to get into politics would you try to talk them out of it?"

She replied: "Yup. Way too nasty. Horrible place."

She also tweeted a picture of herself in her barrister's wig, adding: "So it's back to the bar."

But asked if she was quitting politics, she replied: "I'm only in my mid 30s so I'm certainly not ruling it out at some stage in the future."

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