October 1999 – February 2011
30 May 1946 |
Kilrush, Clare, Ireland
|Political party||Labour Party|
|Alma mater||University College Galway,
University College Dublin
Upton was born in Kilrush, County Clare and was educated at Coláiste Mhuire, Ennis; University College Galway and University College Dublin. She worked as a university lecturer before entering into full-time politics.
Upton was first elected to Dáil Éireann at the Dublin South-Central by-election on 28 October 1999, caused by the death of her brother, Pat Upton. She was re-elected at the 2002 and 2007 general elections. She served as party spokesperson on Agriculture and Food; and Arts, Sport and Tourism.
|Labour Party Teachta Dála for Dublin South-Central