So the bets were lost!!! The Executive has had its shuffle and there are a few surprises - Sinn Fein has chosen to keep Eduation BUT has changed its personel to John O Dowd - replacing Caitriona Ruane. They have also opted for Agriculture and Culture. The DUP have went for Finance again with Sammy Wilson. They have also surprised many by going for Health - which can be a poisoned chalice ~(ie more of a headache than its worth!) They can however keep their manifesto commitments of keeping an investment into a Cancer Unit in the North West in Derry. The Alliance Party have been re elected by cross community vote to Justice - David Ford - and also have a new minstry at Employment and Learning. The UUP have Regional Development with Danny Kennedy and the SDLP have the talented Alex Atwood at Environment. Of course the First and Deputy first Minister remains unchanged with Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness maintaining their positions.
Mr John Wishart -