Nuala said she wanted to use the position to provide a positive voice for everyone in the city.
“Belfast is a growing city, both in size and diversity. I want to embrace that and celebrate the positives across all of our community. I want to use the position of Lord Mayor to include all the people of Belfast in that vision, so people can see the many things the city has to be proud of.
“I will be the first Alliance Lord Mayor since Naomi Long and I want to follow in her example of truly working for everyone, giving them ownership of the role as well. It will be an absolute honour to serve each and every citizen, and I will feel privileged to do so.