The following nominations were made:
Councillor Cusack (SDLP)
Councillor Mellon (Sinn Féin)
Alderman Hussey (UUP)
Alderman Thompson (DUP)
Councillor O’Reilly (IND).
In response to a query by Alderman Hussey, the Mayor clarified that there were no implications regarding Purdah.
Councillor Carlin entered the meeting at this point.