Naomi Long

European elections: Long, Dodds and Anderson elected
The DUP's Diane Dodds, Alliance leader Naomi Long and Sinn Féin's Martina Anderson will go to Brussels with different interpretations of what the vote means for Brexit.

Long calls for closer working to address 'global challenges'

Making her victory speech, Alliance Party leader Naomi Long said politicians need to "work more closely together to address the global challenges which face us all".

Naomi Long

"I want to see, not a Brexit from the EU, but I want to see us work closely together with those within the EU in order that we can deliver better for the people we represent here."

On her pro-Remain position, she said her mandate is "from the people who voted for me in this election".

Naomi Long elected

Naomi Long

Alliance Party leader Naomi Long becomes an MEP, receiving 170,370 votes after transfers.

Long 'represents those opposed to Brexit'

Alliance Party leader Naomi Long, who looks set to be elected to the European parliament, said people didn't vote for her expecting her to be a unionist or a nationalist.

Naomi Long arriving at the count centre

"I said very clearly in this campaign I was neither, but I was willing to represent those from across the spectrum who wanted to remain in the EU," she said.