Elisha McCallion

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Elisha McCallion

Elisha McCallion 2015.jpg
Member of Parliament
for Foyle
Assumed office
9 June 2017
Preceded byMark Durkan
Majority169 (0.4%)
Member of the Legislative Assembly
for Foyle
In office
2 March 2017 – 9 June 2017
Preceded byMartin McGuinness
Succeeded byKaren Mullan
Personal details
Born
Elisha McLaughlin

(1982-10-21) 21 October 1982 (age 36)
Derry, Northern Ireland
Political partySinn Féin
Spouse(s)Declan McCallion
Children3

Elisha McCallion (born 21 October 1982)[1] is an Irish Sinn Féin politician from Derry, Northern Ireland. McCallion has been a Member of Parliament for the Foyle constituency since her election in June 2017.

McCallion was also a Member of the Legislative Assembly for the Foyle constituency in the Northern Ireland Assembly from March 2017 to June 2017.[2]

History[edit]

McCallion was first elected to Derry City Council in 2005 and became Mayor of Derry in 2015.[3]

On 9 June 2017, McCallion was elected as Sinn Féin's first MP for the Foyle constituency[4] in the 2017 general election.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MLAs: Ms Elisha McCallion". niassembly.gov.uk. Northern Ireland Assembly.
  2. ^ "NI Election 2017 - Foyle". BBC News. Retrieved 3 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Elisha McCallion". sinnfein.ie. Sinn Féin. Archived from the original on 4 March 2017. Retrieved 3 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Elisha McCallion MP". parliament.uk. Parliament UK.
  5. ^ "GENERAL ELECTION 2017: Shock as Elisha McCallion confirmed as Foyle MP after beating Mark Durkan by 169 votes". Derry Now. 9 June 2017. Retrieved 9 June 2017.

External links[edit]

Northern Ireland Assembly
Preceded by
Martin McGuinness
Member of the Legislative Assembly
for Foyle

2017–2017
Succeeded by
Karen Mullan
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Mark Durkan
Member of Parliament
for Foyle

2017–present
Incumbent