South Belfast MLA Conall McDevitt (SDLP) dramatically resigned from politics today with immediate effect.

He said he felt he had to take responsibility for not declaring income of £6,750 to the Assembly.

Also, he employed JM Consulting to provide parliamentary research but neglected to say that this was his wife’s company.

The story only made page 11 of today’s Irish News but McDevitt felt he had no choice.

This will never catch on in the South.

SDLP’s Conall McDevitt quits politics (UTV Live News)