Long pays tribute to John Dallat

Alliance Leader Naomi Long has paid tribute to John Dallat, after his death was announced on Tuesday afternoon.

She said: “Very sorry to hear of John’s passing. I want to express my sincere condolences to the Dallat family, friends and John’s SDLP colleagues from the entire Alliance Party team.

“John is a genuine loss to politics in Northern Ireland and I know his constituents will miss him hugely, too, as will all of us at the Assembly.”