DO the MLA shuffle! It’s the latest version of musical chairs, a must for any party worried about public perception or the forthcoming
And SDLP leader and MP Mark Durkan packed in his chairmanship of the
Then followed the news that the DUP was to shuffle its committee chair people – with MPs Iris Robinson, Rev Willie McCrea and David Simpson all relinquishing their respective positions at the top of the Health, Agriculture and Social Development committees. As of Monday they are to be replaced by Jim Wells (Health), Ian Paisley junior (Agriculture) and Simon Hamilton (Social Development).
All four outgoing chairs will lose their £10,000+ per annum office holder payments.
At least the Economics A Level expert, Mr Wilson won’t see such a drastic reduction in his pay packet. He will lose a few quid when he resigns from council, but he will keep his £33,000+ salary boost for being a minister. Maybe all that economics expertise is going to some good use!