Catherine Kelly

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Catherine Kelly
Member of the Legislative Assembly
for West Tyrone
Assumed office
20 June 2017
Preceded byBarry McElduff
Personal details
Born (1987-06-27) 27 June 1987 (age 31)
Loughmacrory, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland[1]
Political partySinn Féin
Alma materLiverpool John Moores University

Catherine Kelly MLA (born 27 June 1987) is a Sinn Féin politician from Loughmacrory, County Tyrone, who has served as Member of the Legislative Assembly for the West Tyrone constituency in the Northern Ireland Assembly since June 2017.[2]


Kelly studied English and History at Liverpool John Moores University and Early Childhood Studies at South West College in Omagh.[1] She also worked at an Irish language nursery school.[1]

Kelly joined Sinn Féin in 2009 and stood as a candidate in the local elections in Omagh Town in 2014. She worked as an advisor to Barry McElduff. After the 2017 general election, she was co-opted to the Northern Ireland Assembly to represent the West Tyrone constituency following McElduff's election to the House of Commons.


  1. ^ a b c "Irish language enthusiast Catherine Kelly co-opted as new MLA for Strabane area".
  2. ^ Madden, Andrew. "Sinn Féin co-opt new MLAs in Foyle and West Tyrone". The Irish News.

External links[edit]

Northern Ireland Assembly
Preceded by
Barry McElduff
MLA for West Tyrone