Steven Agnew has been elected leader of the Green Party in Northern Ireland.
Mr Agnew is currently the party’s spokesperson and has also been selected to run as both Assembly and council candidate in North Down in the upcoming elections in May.
Steven Agnew said: “I am proud to have been chosen as the leader of the Green Party in Northern Ireland. I look forward to serving the party in this new role and taking us forward into the next election when we will give the people of Northern Ireland a viable alternative to the failed politics of the past.
“The Green Party wants to see all political decisions based on whether they are good for the economy, good for people and good for the environment. That should be the benchmark, but too often the economy is prioritised at the expense of people and the environment. The economy must serve the people, not the other way around. We need economy for people and planet.”
South Belfast activists present at Stormont for the announcement of the leadership election result offered their congratulations to Steven Agnew.
Constituency group chairperson Mark Simpson said: “The Green Party has been on the up and up in recent years. I am confident that Steven is the man to lead the party to even greater success in the May 2011 elections.”