Sinn Fein co-opt two new faces to replace McElduff and McCallion

Sinn Féin have selected Karen Mullan for co-option to replace newly elected MP Elisha McCallion as a Foyle MLA &  Catherine Kelly for co-option to replace newly elected MP Barry McElduff as MLA for West Tyrone.

Catherine Kelly has been a member of Sinn Féin since 2009, stood as a candidate in Omagh Town in the 2014 local elections, has worked as Political Advisor to Barry McElduff and is currently secretary of Omagh Sinn Féin Comhairle Ceantair.

Karen Mullan is a community worker in the city of Derry.

David McCann holds a PhD in North-South relations from University of Ulster. You can follow him on twitter @dmcbfs