SDLP Councillor Colum Eastwood to be new Derry Mayor

The SDLP's Colum Eastwood is to be the new Mayor of Derry.

He was selected at a party convention last night. The 27-year-old will take over from Sinn Fein's Paul Fleming next month.

He said it was an important year ahead for the city.

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Cllr Eastwood will take up his new position on the 7th June.