Gerry McHugh

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Gerry McHugh
MLA
Gerry McHugh Constituency Office, Enniskillen - geograph.org.uk - 1370256.jpg
McHugh's constituency office in Enniskillen in 2009
Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly
for Fermanagh & South Tyrone
In office
7 March 2007 – 2011
Preceded by Tom O'Reilly
Succeeded by Sean Lynch
In office
25 June 1998 – 26 November 2003
Preceded by New Creation
Succeeded by Tom O'Reilly
Personal details
Born County Tyrone, Northern Ireland
Political party Fianna Fáil
Independent (politician) (Previous)
Sinn Féin (Previous)

Gerry McHugh MLA is a nationalist politician in Northern Ireland. He represented Sinn Féin on Fermanagh District Council from 1993 to 2007 and has sat as an independent since then. He was elected to the Northern Ireland Forum in 1996, then to the Northern Ireland Assembly at the 1998 election as a Sinn Féin member for Fermanagh and South Tyrone. He lost his seat in 2003, but regained it in 2007. His fellow Sinn Féin member on both occasions was Michelle Gildernew. McHugh is a past pupil of St Comhghall's Secondary School in Lisnaskea.

He became an independent on 29 November 2007, citing his perceived problems with lack of democracy in his former party.[1][2]

On 30 November, he announced that he was a member of Fianna Fáil.[3]

He did not contest the 2011 Assembly election. He was unsuccessful in holding onto his seat on Fermanagh County Council in the 2011 local elections. [4]

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Northern Ireland Assembly
Preceded by
New creation
MLA for Fermanagh & South Tyrone
1998–2003
Succeeded by
Tom O'Reilly
Preceded by
Tom O'Reilly
MLA for Fermanagh & South Tyrone
2007–2011
Succeeded by
Sean Lynch