Geraldine Dougan

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Geraldine Dougan
Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly
for Mid-Ulster
In office
26 November 2003 – 7 March 2007
Preceded by John Kelly
Succeeded by Michelle O'Neill
Personal details
Born 1973 (age 43–44)
Political party Independent
Other political
affiliations
Sinn Féin (until 2007)
Children 5

Geraldine Dougan was elected in 2003 as a Sinn Féin Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly (MLA) for Mid Ulster[1] She is now an Independent.

Political career[edit]

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.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mid Ulster results, ark.ac.uk; accessed 16 May 2016.
Northern Ireland Assembly
Preceded by
John Kelly
MLA for Mid-Ulster
2003–2007
Succeeded by
Michelle O'Neill