SHE has barely finished celebrating her Westminster victory, and has not yet travelled to the House of Commons.
But already pundits are trying to figure out what happened in East Belfast when Naomi Long clinched the seat from the DUP in a sensational upset - and whether the Alliance Lord Mayor can hold on to it.
It is a question that may be tested at the polls in a year or two, if strains emerge in the Conservative and Liberal coalition sufficient to trigger another general election.
Read Ben Lowry's analysis on the historic election here...
And the electoral prospects of the Alliance Party's first MP in its 40-year history go to the heart of political identity in Northern Ireland, and indeed the question of who is unionist.
At first sight, it seems that Mrs Long will struggle to hold East Belfast if unionist unity gathers pace and a single candidate emerges to challenge her.
Given the extraordinary circumstances surrounding Peter Robinson's demise, and the fact that his was the only DUP vote to collapse in Northern Ireland (down 20 per cent), a return of unionist voters around a single candidate ought to be the most likely outcome. Such a return would mean the easy defeat of Alliance.
But it can also be argued that she is already emerging as a popular local figure who, as the incumbent MP, will become difficult to unseat in the same way that Lady Sylvia Hermon is safe as the independent MP for North Down.
Some pundits are also saying …