Caoimhe Archibald

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Caoimhe Archibald
MLA
Caoimhe Archibald 2014.jpg
Archibald in 2014
Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly
for East Londonderry
Assumed office
2016
Preceded by Cathal Ó hOisín
Personal details
Born (1981-02-20) February 20, 1981 (age 37)
Coleraine, Northern Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Sinn Féin
Website Official webpage

Caoimhe Archibald (born 20 February 1982) is an Irish Sinn Féin politician who was elected as an MLA at the 2016 Northern Ireland Assembly election, to represent the East Londonderry constituency. She won the seat from her party running mate Cathal Ó hOisín.[1]

A native of Coleraine, she was educated at Loreto College and Queen's University, Belfast. She graduated with a degree in plant pathology, and then worked for an agri-food company in Dublin.[2]

Prior to her election in 2016, she unsuccessfully stood for election twice: firstly in East Londonderry at the 2011 Assembly election, when she received 2,639 votes; and in the Westminster East Londonderry constituency at the 2015 UK general election, polling 6,859 votes, equating to 19.8% of the total vote.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NI Assembly Results 2016, BBC.co.uk; accessed 4 November 2016.
  2. ^ East Derry:Mushroom Researcher Wins Seat for Sinn Féin, The Irish Times; accessed 4 November 2016.
  3. ^ East Londonderry Results, ark.ac.uk; accessed 4 November 2016.
Northern Ireland Assembly
Preceded by
Cathal Ó hOisín
MLA for East Londonderry
2016–present
Incumbent