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Emma Little-Pengelly is going places, maybe even Westminster

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A co-option into Sir Jeffrey Donaldson’s Stormont seat surprised no one, but the DUP’s choice as its latest MLA certainly did.

Just when we were expecting low-key councillor Paul Rankin to make a re-appearance, in came the very high-profile Emma Little-Pengelly.

Her return to frontline politics had been floated by loyalist Jamie Bryson a fortnight ago. He told an anti-protocol rally in Bangor that Alliance’s Stephen Farry must be unseated and Little-Pengelly elected as North Down’s next MP.

A comeback arrived much sooner for the DUP woman who was sitting in TV studios as a pundit discussing the election results just six days ago.

She’ll be at the heart of Stormont again on Friday. If the executive is restored and Sir Jeffrey resigns as Lagan Valley MP to become Deputy First Minister, she is currently favourite to be........

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