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NI Green Party elect new deputy leader

Credit: Green Party NI

Members of the Green Party in Northern Ireland have elected Tanya Jones as their new deputy leader, replacing MLA Clare Bailey.

The vote was taken at a meeting on Sunday after Ms Bailey took the decision to step aside from a role she had held for three years.

Ms Jones is chair of the party in Fermanagh and South Tyrone and has stood as a candidate in both the last Westminster election and previous two Assembly elections.

The writer and former solicitor said she was "delighted" and "immensely proud" to represent the party of which she has been a member for thirteen years.

"I am looking forward to working even more closely with my friends and colleagues, especially Steven Agnew and Clare Bailey, and to using my skills and experience in every way that I can in helping to bring about a fairer, cleaner and more hopeful future for the whole of Northern Ireland," she said.

Leader Steven Agnew said he looked forward to working with her and added he was "confident that Tanya Jones will make a huge contribution as deputy leader of the Green Party".