That’s Andy twice over

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Two Ulster Unionist Party councillors, both called Andrew Wilson, have been elected to Mid and East Antrim Council.

Andrew Wilson from Larne, and his namesake from Carrickfergus, secured seats in Larne Lough and Knockagh district electoral areas respectively.

Larne’s Mr Wilson said the result confused the deputy returning officer and the UUP party leader Mike Nesbitt, who both congratulated him when it was the other Andrew Wilson who had been elected.

He joked: “It has been a bit of a double victory for me – I almost feel like I have been elected twice.

“We are considering sitting next to each other in the council chamber, just to confuse other members.”