Dolores Kelly talks of her future after losing Upper Bann seat

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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.