The Alliance Party has co-opted Andrew McMurray as Councillor for Slieve Croob following the resignation of Gregory Bain.
Andrew had been Councillor for the Slieve Croob district electoral area during the previous council mandate but failed to be re elected after standing in the Mournes area.
Councillor McMurray said: “It is a pleasure for me to once again represent the people of Slieve Croob on Newry, Mourne and Down Council.
“With the stalemate at Stormont continuing and the never ending uncertainty over Brexit, local Councils provide an effective level of representation for our community. With my Council colleague Patrick Brown, I will work tirelessly on the day to day issues that matter to people across the area.”