Mike Nesbitt Announced As NI's New Health Minister

UUP MLA Mike Nesbitt has been announced as the new Health Minister for Northern Ireland, as party colleague, Robin Swann, stands in the UK General Election.

Mr Swann was Health Minister throughout the pandemic and took up the roll again when the Executive reformed earlier this year.

He had announced in April that he would stand down as Health Minister in order to stand as MP for South Antrim.
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It is understood that Mr Nesbitt has been shadowing Mr Swann since his return as Health Minister, in preparation of taking on the role.

He welcomed his role as the "ultimate political challenge" and said that it was him aim to "put a bit of hope back into discussions about the national health service".

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