SDLP’s Declan O’Loan was elected to Ballymena Town DEA.
Speakly shortly after his election O’Loan appealed for those involved in the new council to work together for the benefit of all.
He said: “I am delighted naturally we all know that our politics here is very difficult. The divisions in our society here are still very intense.
“We all live in this place and have got to learn to work together.