SDLP’s Angela Mulholland has thanks everyone who ‘believed in her’ and has congratulated all the winning candidates.
She explained: “May I take this opportunity to convey my thanks to everyone who gave me their first preference vote and believed in me that I could help make a change for a better future for all within the new Council structure.
“I received 149 first preference votes and I am proud of my first election result. I have spoken to many people from all parties and they agreed that it was a respectable first attempt.
“I would like to congratulate all those winning candidates and wish them every success in their future work. I would also like to extend my thoughts to all those candidates like me who did not make it to the finishing line this time.
“Special thanks must go to my SDLP Colleagues particularly Maura Hickey, Harry Boyle, Roisin Loftus, John Dallat, Sean Farren and Alasdair McDonnell. Also to all my friends who helped me along the way, you know who you are.
“Finally to my wonderful son Harley who has walked every step of this journey with me.”