The SDLP has selected Shauna Cusack to replace John Tierney for the Northland electoral area on Derry City Council.
The 43 year-old, who currently manages Foyle MLA Mark H Durkan’s constituency office, was chosen at a selection convention held in the city on Tuesday evening.
Ms Cusack said she is looking forward to the challenges of her new role. “I am delighted and honoured to have been selected to represent the people of Northland on Derry City Council.
“I want to pay tribute to John Tierney who served our city and its people with great courage and integrity for over thirty years. John is a great inspiration to all those who aspire to be a public representative.
“His are big shoes to fill, but with hard work and determination I will do my very best to emulate his success and continue to deliver for the people of Derry,” she said.