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|Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly
26 November 2003 – 7 March 2007
|Preceded by||John Kelly|
|Succeeded by||Michelle O'Neill|
|Born||1973 (age 43–44)|
|Sinn Féin (until 2007)|
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On 1 January 2007, she announced that she would not be seeking re-selection for the 2007 Assembly election. In a statement on 4 January 2007, she said: "I have decided not to put my name forward for re-selection due to both personal reasons and concerns I have over the direction Sinn Féin is taking on the policing issue ... It has been reported that I remain a member of Sinn Féin ... While this is true at present, if a special ard fheis mandates Sinn Féin to support policing and the judiciary while still under British control in any shape or form, membership of that party would be untenable for me as an Irish republican."
She announced that she had resigned from Sinn Féin and became an Independent MLA effective on 15 January 2007. She did not stand at the 2007 assembly election.
- Dougan may resign from Sinn Féin, belfasttelegraph.co.uk; accessed 16 May 2016.
- Mid Ulster results, ark.ac.uk; accessed 16 May 2016.
|Northern Ireland Assembly|
|MLA for Mid-Ulster
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