Northern Ireland

UUP Upper Bann MLA George Savage deselected

Ulster Unionist MLA for Upper Bann George Savage has been deselected by his constituency association ahead of the Assembly elections next year.

The party selected sitting MLA Samuel Gardiner, Craigavon councillor Joanne Dobson and Colin McCusker.

Mr McCusker is the son of former MP Harold McCusker.

Mr Savage said he had been working hard for five years but "would have to accept" the result.

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