N. Ireland Politics

Máirtín Ó Muilleoir becomes South Belfast assembly member

Máirtín Ó Muilleoir Image copyright Pacemaker
Image caption Máirtín Ó Muilleoir has become an assembly member for South Belfast

Sinn Féin's Máirtín Ó Muilleoir has been co-opted to the assembly as a South Belfast MLA.

He replaces Alex Maskey who, in turn, is replacing Sue Ramsey as a West Belfast assembly member.

Mr Ó Muilleoir, a former lord mayor of Belfast, has also been selected to contest the general election in South Belfast.

Speaking after a Sinn Féin selection convention, he described it as a "great honour".

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