Mairead McGuinness, Fine Gael MEP and first Vice-President of the European Parliament, has welcomed the election of Party colleague Maria Walsh to the European Parliament.
She said it was a great achievement for Maria, for her team and for the party.
“I congratulate her on her success and I look forward to working with her in the new European Parliament.
“I also want to take this opportunity to again thank the people of Midlands North-West for the confidence they have placed in me and in Maria.
“I’m conscious of the enormous responsibility we hold to frame the future taking account of global volatility and Brexit remaining unfinished business,” she said.