Dolores Kelly talks of her future after losing Upper Bann seat

The SDLP’s Dolores Kelly spoke of her plans for the future after losing her Upper Bann seat today.

The veteran politician lost out after a lengthy two-day count in Banbridge.

She said she is still in the constituency and still a member of the SDLP.

“I have a lot of experience behind me and I hope to put that to good use in the future,” she said as she emerged from the count hall.

She admitted it had been a nail-biting ride as transfer votes became critical in the final day of the count.

She said she would take a ‘well-earned few days off’.

She plans to spend time with her family and grandchildren.