The SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh has told Q Radio he won’t be standing in the next assembly election.
The former school teacher has twice stood unsuccessfully in Westminster elections.
Former GAA star Justin McNulty is being mentioned by party sources as a possible replacement.
Speaking exclusively to Q Radio he says it’s time to pass on the baton.
And staying with the SDLP, the party is to run 3 candidates in South Down in the next assembly election.
Sinead Bradley was selected to run at a selection convention last night alongside Seán Rogers and Colin McGrath.
Sinead Bradley is the daughter of former SDLP MLA PJ Bradley.