Green Party's Hazel Chu officially elected Lord Mayor of Dublin 1 week ago

Green Party's Hazel Chu officially elected Lord Mayor of Dublin

"Dear Dublin, thank you for being my birthplace, my home and what I represent."

The Green Party's Hazel Chu has been elected Lord Mayor of Dublin.

Councillor Chu was elected last night during Dublin City Council's annual meeting at the Mansion House, taking over from Fianna Fáil's Tom Brabazon.

She won the election with a landslide victory of 43 votes in favour and nine against.

Following the vote, Chu took to social media to thank the citizens and officials who voted for her.

"Dear Dublin, thank you for being my birthplace, my home and what I represent," Chu wrote on Twitter.

"Thank you for having some amazing citizens, councillors and officials that bestowed a girl from Firhouse such a massive honour.

"Big love, Lord Mayor, Lady Mayoress & Mini Mayor aka Hazel @Costellop & Alex."

Chu said last night that she wants to use her new status to focus on housing, homelessness, and anti-racism.

She added that she would like to encourage discussions around gender and race during her time as Lord Mayor.

Chu made history during last year's local elections when she received one of the highest number of first preferences for a first time candidate.

She is the ninth woman to hold the office of Lord Mayor of Dublin.

Image via Lord Mayor of Dublin Twitter.