Sinn Féin’s Michelle Gildernew has wished Lady Sylvia Hermon well following the announcement she is to step down from elected politics.
The Fermanagh South Tyrone candidate said:
“Lady Hermon was a diligent representative for the people of North Down and we have been friends since we were both elected to Westminster.
“While we held different political perspectives, I found her to be someone who acted at all times with respect and integrity.
“I want to wish Lady Sylvia and her family well in the future as she leaves elected politics at this election.”