May 2007 – February 2016
September 2002 – May 2007
9 March 1965 |
London, United Kingdom
|Political party||Labour Party|
|Alma mater||Trinity College, Dublin,
Dublin Institute of Technology
Joanna Tuffy (born 9 March 1965) is an Irish Labour Party politician. She was elected as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dublin Mid-West constituency in 2007. Tuffy was re-elected in 2011, but lost her seat at the 2016 general election.
She was elected to South Dublin County Council for the Lucan area in 1999 and served until 2003. At the 2002 general election she unsuccessfully stood for election to Dáil Éireann for Dublin Mid-West. She was subsequently elected to the 22nd Seanad Éireann by the Administrative Panel. She was elected to Dáil Éireann for the first time at the 2007 general election.
Her father is Eamon Tuffy, a Labour Party councillor for Lucan, he was co-opted to replace her in 2003.
In September 2013, Tuffy publicly disagreed with the official Labour Party position supporting the abolition of the Seanad during the referendum campaign. She argued that it had played a key role in the past and could do so in the future.
- "Ms. Joanna Tuffy". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 4 November 2009.
- "Joanna Tuffy". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 4 November 2009.
- "Labour's deal with FG was opposed by second TD". The Belfast Telegraph. 8 March 2011.
- "Joanna Tuffy: Seanad's proud past has potential for fruitful future". Irish Independent. 17 September 2013.
3 seats until 2007
|Teachta Dála for Dublin Mid-West
With: John Curran 2002–11
Paul Gogarty 2002–11
Mary Harney 2002–11
Robert Dowds 2011–16
Frances Fitzgerald from 2011
Derek Keating 2011–16
Eoin Ó Broin