Marietta Farrell

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Marietta Farrell
Assembly Member
for Lagan Valley
In office
9 January 2007 – 7 March 2007
Preceded by Patricia Lewsley
Succeeded by Paul Butler
Personal details
Born (1951-10-26) 26 October 1951 (age 62)
County Sligo, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Social Democratic and Labour Party

Marietta Farrell (born 26 October 1951) is an Irish politician.

Born in County Sligo, Farrell studied in London and Northern Ireland before becoming a teacher and joining the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP). A former member of BBC Northern Ireland Education Committee and the Northern Ireland Youth Council, she stood unsuccessfully for the Westminster seat of North Down at the 1997 and 2001 general elections.

When SDLP MLA Patricia Lewsley resigned from the Northern Ireland Assembly, Farrell replaced her, her appointment being ratified on 9 January 2007.[1] She stood for Lewsley's former Lagan Valley seat at the 2007 election, but was unsuccessful, with Sinn Féin's Paul Butler winning the seat.


Northern Ireland Assembly
Preceded by
Patricia Lewsley
MLA for Lagan Valley
January 2007 – March 2007
Succeeded by
Paul Butler