Who is Naomi Long? Unless you come from Northern Ireland, it’s highly unlikely that you’ll know. An MP until 2015, Long is their most high-profile member.
She was recently elected Leader of the Alliance Party of Northern Ireland. Alliance is a cross-community party, aimed at attracting people who believe in community cohesion, regardless of Unionist or Republican sentiments.
Of her election, Naomi Long said:
“I want to re-energise our membership, but also re-energise a public who are jaded with politics and what passes for politics at Stormont.
“People who are interested in the political situation, but are not interested in much of what we see happening.”