Northern Ireland

Belfast mayor: Arder Carson is new mayor of Belfast

Arder Carson
Image caption Arder Carson is the new mayor of Belfast

Sinn Féin councillor Arder Carson has been elected as the lord mayor of Belfast City Council.

Mr Carson represents Upper Falls and will take up office on 1 April when the new Belfast City Council comes into being.

DUP Councillor Guy Spence has been elected as the new deputy mayor of the council.

The SDLP's Nichola Mallon is the outgoing lord mayor of Belfast.

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