ANNA LO: I WILL QUIT POLITICS OVER RACIST SLURS

Anna Lo MLA says is quitting politics and may even leave Northern Ireland

Anna Lo MLA says is quitting politics and may even leave Northern Ireland

ALLIANCE MLA Anna Lo says she is done will politics in Northern Ireland.

And the party’s European candidate is also may leave the province and move to England.

She says she will not be standing for the Assembly elections in 2016 because of the ongoing abuse directed at her by loyalists.

Earlier on Thursday, Ms Lo said she was considering leaving Northern Ireland following comments made by First Minister Peter Robinson in support of a controversial pastor who denounced Islam.

The politician – who represents South Belfast and just last week ran as a candidate in the European elections – said she was “angry” at the backing given to Pastor James McConnell.

But speaking to the Guardian newspaper later on Thursday, she said would not run again in the 2016 Assembly elections.

“I, like other members of ethnic minority groups, feel very vulnerable walking down the street at the moment,” she said.

Ms Lo said she would not seek re-election due to a litany of continual racist abuse directed at her by loyalists.

She has also been in contact with her sons in England and is also considering leaving Northern Ireland to get away from the racial abuse.

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