Ulster Unionist Jo-Anne Dobson paid tribute to her party colleague Doug Beattie today as he lays his baby grandson to rest.
Speaking after being elected to the Upper Bann constituency of the NI Assembly, Mrs Dobson said she was delighted at being elected but it was a sad day for her party colleague who is also standing for Stormont.
Mr Beattie’s 15-month-old grandson Cameron Tindale died suddenly during the week and his funeral is taking place today.
Mrs Dobson was re-elected to Stormont after the eighth count at Banbridge, following the elimination of a number of unionist candidates from smaller parties.
Here is a full video interview with Mrs Dobson shortly after her election.
She is the third to be elected.
Yesterday DUP candidates Carla Lockhart and Sydney Anderson were elected as MLAs for Upper Bann.