Órfhlaith Begley

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Órfhlaith Begley

Órfhlaith Begley, April 2018 (cropped).jpg
Begley taking to the stage at a public event
Member of Parliament
for West Tyrone
Assumed office
3 May 2018
Preceded byBarry McElduff
Majority7,956 (22.8%)
Personal details
Born (1991-12-19) 19 December 1991 (age 27)
Carrickmore, Northern Ireland
Political partySinn Féin
Alma materQueen's University Belfast

Órfhlaith Begley (born 19 December 1991)[1] is an Irish Sinn Féin politician. She is the Member of Parliament (MP) for the West Tyrone UK Parliament constituency, having won the seat in a by-election on 3 May 2018.[2] She is from Carrickmore, County Tyrone. As an abstentionist, Begley does not take her seat in the House of Commons. In the period of 1 Feb 2018 — 31 Jan 2019, Begley has so far claimed £10,434.08 in expenses [3].

She has always had an interest in politics and she graduated with a degree in Law with Politics from Queen's University Belfast. Following this she continued her education at Queen's and studied at the Institute of Professional and Legal Studies, graduating as a solicitor.

Before being elected she worked in a general solicitor practice in both civil and criminal law.


  1. ^ Hosford, Paul (4 May 2018). "26-year-old newcomer wins Tyrone by-election for Sinn Féin". TheJournal.ie.
  2. ^ "Órfhlaith Begley profile: Who is the new West Tyrone MP?". BBC News. 4 May 2018. Retrieved 4 May 2018.
  3. ^ https://www.mpsexpenses.info/#!/mp/969
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Barry McElduff
Member of Parliament
for West Tyrone