BELFAST City Council has elected Sinn Féin councillor Arder Carson as the new Lord Mayor.
Mr Carson represents Upper Falls district in west Belfast.
He will take up office on Wednesday, April 1 when the new Belfast City ‘Super’ Council comes into force.
He was co-opted onto the council in September 2013 when he replaced Gerard O’Neill.
Cllr Carson takes over from the SDLP’s Nicola Mallon who is also expecting a baby.
North Belfast DUP Councillor Guy Spence will be the deputy mayor.