Mike Nesbitt says he will transfer his vote to the SDLP

Ulster Unionist leader Mike Nesbitt's comments that he intends to give the SDLP his second preference vote in the upcoming election spark controversy within his party.

Mr Nesbitt was speaking on the Sunday Politics programme on BBC Northern Ireland.

Senior UUP figure Danny Kennedy has urged voters in the Newry and Armagh constituency not to follow that lead.