Karen Mullen at Stormont
|Member of the Legislative Assembly|
Assumed office |
20 June 2017
|Preceded by||Elisha McCallion|
18 August 1976|
Derry, Northern Ireland
|Political party||Sinn Féin|
Karen Mullan MLA (born 18 August 1976) is a Sinn Féin politician from Derry, Northern Ireland who has served as Member of the Legislative Assembly for the Foyle constituency in the Northern Ireland Assembly since June 2017.
Mullan served as a community worker in Derry prior to her co-option by Sinn Féin. She was co-opted after Foyle MLA Elisha McCallion was elected to the House of Commons following the 2017 general election. She is currently Sinn Féin’s northern Education Spokesperson in the Assembly.
Mullan is also a director of Waterside Neighbourhood Partnership, which is a community group based in Derry. The organisation was found guilty in 2017 of having unlawfully discriminated against a job applicant based on political opinion. The organisation was ordered to pay £11,000 to the applicant, who was the highest-scoring candidate in the interviews. Giving evidence at the tribunal, Mullan revealed during cross-examination that an interview panelist informed her that they "had been bullied" into giving a better score. The tribunal said Mullan's evidence "lacked credibility".
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