Mike Nesbitt is the new leader of the UUP

Strangford MLA Mike Nesbitt has been elected as the new leader of the Ulster Unionist Party.

He defeated South Down Assembly member John McCallister by 536 votes to 129 in the contest at the UUP General Meeting in Belfast.

Mr Nesbitt takes over from Tom Elliott - who announced his resignation just 18 months after taking the job.