Naomi Long of the Alliance Party is the new lord mayor of Belfast.
The east Belfast councillor defeated the DUP’s William Humphrey by 26 votes to 24 in a vote at a council meeting on Monday afternoon.
She takes over from Sinn Fein’s Tom Hartley and is the first woman to hold the post for nearly 30 years.
The 37-year-old is the deputy leader of the Alliance Party and represents the Victoria ward. She has been a member of Belfast City Council since 2001.