Mr Lyttle said: “It is a great honour for me to have been selected to serve the people of East Belfast in the Northern Ireland Assembly. The Alliance Party has a great heritage of service and I am looking forward to representing the constituency as part of a strong Alliance team at Stormont.
“Naomi Long has been an exceptional Assembly Member, and the high regard that the people of East Belfast hold her in was demonstrated when they chose her to represent the area as MP.
Naomi Long MP said: “I am delighted that Chris has been selected as Alliance Party MLA for East Belfast. His selection reflects his talent and ability, and he has a strong record of hard work for residents throughout this constituency. I know he will be a strong voice in the Northern Ireland Assembly and we will continue to work together to deliver shared and practical politics for all the people of East Belfast and Northern Ireland.”