North West MEP Mairead McGuinness says she is looking forward to working with new European Commission President

A Midlands North-West MEP says she looks forward to working with the new President of the European Commission.

Ursula von der Leyen received the support of just 51 per cent of MEPs who voted.

She will replace John-Claude Junker in the Autumn and becomes the first woman to take up the role.

MEP Mairead McGuinness thinks the tight margin means she’ll work even harder.