The UUP’s Roderick Swann has topped the poll in the new Dunsilly ward for the new Antrim and Newtownabbey super council.
Mr Swann - the current Mayor of Antrim - secured 1,111 first preference quotes suprassing the quota of 998 votes.
“I’m absolustely delighted to have topped the poll,” Mr Swann said.
He added: “I want to thank all the voters who turned out and voted for me.
“I also want to thank my wife Avril and family for their support.”
Mr Swann also thanked his election agent Keith McCullagh for his hard work on the election campign.