|Assumed office |
27 April 2016
|Constituency||Cultural and Educational Panel|
|Born||16 March 1992|
Harold's Cross, Dublin, Ireland
|Political party||Sinn Féin|
He was the first senator in the country to be elected in the 2016 Seanad elections, topping the poll on the Cultural and Educational panel on 25 April 2016. He also won the most first preference votes of any candidate contesting the five vocational panel elections.
Warfield is a former Mayor of South Dublin and an openly gay LGBT activist. He donated 10% of his mayoral salary to a women's refuge, LGBT group BeLonG To and Citywise (known for providing youths with educational support in Jobstown).
Since his election to the Seanad, he has tabled two legislative bills: The Electoral (Amendment) (Voting at 16) Bill 2016, which aimed to lower the voting age to sixteen in local and European elections and the Gender Recognition (Amendment) Bill 2017, which aimed to give gender identity rights to non-binary and transgender young people.
- SF's Fintan Warfield wins first seat in new Seanad, rte.ie; accessed 13 June 2016.
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- New mayor of South Dublin says he's proud to be 'an openly LGBT mayor': Fintan Warfield said he wants to be a beacon of hope for those in the community who feel invisible, thejournal.ie; accessed 13 June 2016.
- This musician and LGBT activist is the first senator elected to the new Seanad, thejournal.ie; accessed 13 June 2016.
- Seanad count: Sinn Féin councillor and ex-Wolfe Tones member tops poll, irishtimes.com; accessed 13 June 2016.
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