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Unelected NI MLAs’ £1m bill: Quarter at Stormont co-opted or have quit parties 

Co-opted’ members of Stormont Assembly are now costing £1m a year in salaries

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Parliament Buildings at Stormont. Credit: PA

Parliament Buildings at Stormont. Credit: PA

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Parliament Buildings at Stormont. Credit: PA

Almost a quarter of MLAs are unelected or have quit their party since the last election.

Twenty of the 90 members have been co-opted – meaning they were appointed by their party to replace someone.


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