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Video: DUP's Sammy Douglas packs up office as he bows out of Assembly


East Belfast DUP MLA Sammy Douglas left the Assembly for the last time on Wednesday - saying it had just become too stressful for him in recent months.

"I came back into the Assembly full of optimism and hope. Things had been improving but a number of months ago things just went sour for one reason of another," he said.

"Over these last few months I have found it very stressful. Every day there was something else.

"In the past I have had mental health problems in terms of stress and ended up in hospital a few years ago.

"But looking back I have no regrets. I have been involved in a lot of community regeneration so I am going to go back to that."

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