DUP MLA denies trying to edge ahead alphabetically on ballot

DUP MLA Emma Pengelly has firmly rejected claims that she changed her surname to '˜Little Pengelly' to give her an alphabetical advantage in the forthcoming election.

Monday, 21st March 2016, 12:00 pm
Junior Minister and the DUP's MLA for South Belfast Emma Penally

Former DUP Belfast councillor Ruth Patterson said there had been claims – which she did not believe – that this was “a ploy to get above me on the ballot paper”.

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However, Ms Little Pengelly hit back that her Twitter handle has been ‘Little Pengelly’ since before she was even an MLA and that it was “a nonsense to suggest this is a recent change”, adding that “the facts speak for themselves”.