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Daithi McKay quits Sinn Fein

Daithi McKay speaking at a Stormont committee
Daithi McKay speaking at a Stormont committee
Claire Williamson

By Claire Williamson

Former north Antrim MLA Daithi McKay has quit Sinn Fein.

Daithi McKay stood down in August after it was revealed that he had been in contact with loyalist blogger Jamie Bryson ahead of him giving evidence to the Stormont finance committee into the Nama scandal inquiry.

The committee was investigating the sale of Nama's Northern Ireland loan book.

In his resignation letter Mr Kay acknowledged his conduct was "inappropriate, ill-advised and wrong".

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Mr McKay has said there is "no animosity" between him and the party.

He told the BBC: "I've moved on from a time with Sinn Fein.

"That is not to say I hold any grudges towards the party.

"There is no animosity between the party and myself.

He added: "Everybody in my view has a role to play in terms of moving politics forward here."

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