Alliance Newry representative Helena Young has congratulated Newry Pride organisers after they were selected as the venue for the 2019 UK and Ireland Pride Festival and Parade.
The announcement was made in Glasgow at the annual UK Pride Organisers Network conference 2018.
"This is fantastic news and is a tribute to everyone at Newry Pride, who work so hard throughout the year to showcase the best the LGBT community has to offer, both in Newry and further afield," said Helena.
"Newry Pride is rightly seen as one of the highlights in the local Pride calendar and this award is proof of that.
"Alliance has been a strong supporter of Newry Pride for many years - the dedicated staff and volunteers ensure each year is a resounding success. I and my party colleagues look forward to participating in the UK and Ireland Pride Festival and Parade there next year in order to celebrate everything the city has to offer."