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SDLP councillor for deputy mayor post

An SDLP councillor is tipped to become the new deputy lord mayor of Lisburn.

It is understood councillor Brian Heading (53) is set to be elected to the post on Monday at the city council’s AGM.

If elected he will become the second nationalist to hold one of the top civic positions in the council’s history.

The first was one of the founders of the SDLP, Peter O'Hagan, who died last year.

He was the mayor between 1998-2000.

The current deputy mayor, DUP councillor Paul Porter, is tipped to be elected the new mayor.

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