Chris Lyttle MLA said: “It is a great privilege to get the opportunity to represent the people of East Belfast and I am very proud to be following in the footsteps of Naomi Long.
“Naomi is one of the most popular and most effective politicians, and if I can in any way emulate her achievements I will be very pleased. Naomi’s success is built around the high level of constituency work she carries out and I aim to continue this excellent work.”
Naomi Long MP said: “Chris is an energetic and hard-working campaigner who will be a brilliant Assembly Member. He has worked with me for a number of years and has consistently delivered for the people of East Belfast in constituency casework. He represents the politics of the future and I know he will do a great job for everyone in the area. We need to see more people like Chris getting into politics and I am confident that he will help to inspire a new generation of young people to get involved.”