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And for years after Stormont returned post-1998, the vast majority of Northern Ireland’s 18 MPs also held seats in the Assembly. Some even had third roles as executive ministers

And for years after Stormont returned post-1998, the vast majority of Northern Ireland’s 18 MPs also held seats in the Assembly. Some even had third roles as executive ministers

And for years after Stormont returned post-1998, the vast majority of Northern Ireland’s 18 MPs also held seats in the Assembly. Some even had third roles as executive ministers

Legally there may be nothing wrong with the idea that one person can hold the position of MP and sit in the Northern Ireland Assembly as well.

It’s the moral case where people will have a problem and anyone who disagrees needs to take a look at the bigger picture. It just doesn’t look right. And you can’t be in two places at once.


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