Durkan stepping down as SDLP leader this afternoon

Foyle MP Mark Durkan steps down as the leader of the SDLP today, after a decade at the helm.

The 49 year old delivers his final address at the party conference in Newcastle, Co Down this afternoon.

The outcome of a leadership battle between Social Development Minister Margaret Ritchie and South Belfast MP Alasdair McDonnell will be known tomorrow.

Mid-Ulster MLA Patsy McGlone will be confirmed as Deputy Leader after emerging as the only candidate for the post.