DUP Alderman is the new Mayor of Derry

The DUP's Alderman Maurice Devenney has been elected the new mayor of Derry.

The 52-year-old father of two received the chain of office at Derry City Council's AGM last night.

He replaces the SDLP's Colum Eastwood who, at 27,became the youngest person to hold the position in June of last year.

Sinn Fein's Kevin Campbell has been elected deputy mayor.

Mr Devenney told Highland Radio News this afternoon that he is looking forward to the busy year ahead.....

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