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Former SDLP deputy leader Nichola Mallon appointed policy manager for Logistics UK

Former infrastructure minister Nicola Mallon has been appointed policy manager for the Freight Transport Association (FTA)
John Manley

FORMER SDLP deputy leader Nichola Mallon is to take on a new role as the public face of the north's haulage sector.

Ms Mallon lost her North Belfast seat in May's assembly election.

In an appointment announced today, she will succeed Seamus Leheny as policy manager for Logistics UK - previously known as the Freight Transport Association (FTA).

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Mr Leheny was recently named chief executive of the Northern Ireland Federation of Housing Associations (NIFHA).

Ms Mallon confirmed in October that she would not be returning to politics.

The former infrastructure minister was first elected as an MLA in 2016 and previously served as a councillor Belfast City Council, including a term as lord mayor.

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