Saw this on RTE News about a Chinese woman is the first UK assembly member. NI is reknowned for its diverse cultural people, but the dark side of racism is very real for many living there. I know for sure, Asians are normally quiet and keep to themselves. This is a great boost for the Asian community in NI, and quite a boost for voices to be heard for many minor ethnic groups.
It's being picked up all over, just did a Google news search on it.