Councillor Neil Kelly has been named Vice Chair of the Alliance Party, following the Annual General Meeting on Saturday, March 1.
Councillor Kelly said he was ‘extremely proud’ to take on the role and was looking forward to building on the work he had already undertaken as a member of the Party’s executive committee.
Councillor Neil Kelly said: “I am honoured and proud that Alliance Party members have appointed me as Vice Chair of the Party.
“I joined Alliance in 2010 as I believed the Party offered the best long-term solutions to the problems that divide us. Recent events have shown Alliance can make the tough decisions needed to create a new Northern Ireland, based on mutual respect and understanding.
“My appointment as Vice Chair will enable me to take a greater role in building on the work I have already completed with Party Officers and members as we head into a new era of local government in Northern Ireland.
“The Alliance Party will continue to step forward to provide positive leadership with the aim of building an inclusive shared society – a place where no-one is victimised for their beliefs or background, shared spaces and housing are valued places within communities and divisive politics is left firmly in the past.”