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Jim Wells resigns as Health Minister

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Jim Wells has resigned from his post as Health Minister this morning.

The resignation follows remarks made at an election debate in County Down where the health minister made remarks about gay marriage which caused a considerable degree of offence.

Police are also investigating comments made by the Minister to a lesbian couple during a canvassing event.

In a statement this morning Mr Wells said that he had come to the point where he can no longer able to continue in is ministerial role and give his sick wife Grace the attention she deserves.

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