SDLP's Dominic Bradley To Retire Next Year

SDLP Assembly Member Dominic Bradley MLA has announced that he is to retire from frontline politics at the next election.

Mr Bradley has been an SDLP Assembly Member since 2003. He said he believed it was now time to pass on the baton to other SDLP representatives in the Constituency.

Mr Bradley said: "I have had the privilege of representing the people of this constituency for 13 years and I am proud of the contribution that I and my excellent team have made in improving the lives of the people of Newry and Armagh.
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"I have given this decision much thought and I believe the time is right for a new generation of SDLP representatives to take on the challenges we face as a society. The party is in excellent health in Newry and Armagh and I believe the talent is there to build on the legacy that I, and Seamus Mallon before me, have created in this constituency.

"I will remain an active party member and will give my full support to the candidates the party puts forward at the next election. My work for the Irish language is well known, and I intend to spend time in the future developing a new Irish language initiative."


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