Mary Upton

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Mary Upton
Teachta Dála
In office
October 1999 – February 2011
Constituency Dublin South-Central
Personal details
Born (1946-05-30) 30 May 1946 (age 71)
Kilrush, Clare, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Labour Party
Alma mater University College Galway,
University College Dublin

Mary Upton (born 30 May 1946) is a former Irish Labour Party politician. She served as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dublin South-Central constituency from 1999 to 2011.[1]

Upton was born in Kilrush, County Clare[1] 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.[2] She was re-elected at the 2002 and 2007 general elections.[2] She served as party spokesperson on Agriculture and Food; and Arts, Sport and Tourism.

She retired from politics at the 2011 general election.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Dr. Mary Upton". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 5 March 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Mary Upton". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 5 March 2009. 
  3. ^ "Labour's Upton will not contest next election". RTÉ News. 21 September 2010. Retrieved 21 September 2010. 
Oireachtas
Preceded by
Pat Upton
(Labour Party)
Labour Party Teachta Dála for Dublin South-Central
1999–2011
Succeeded by
Michael Conaghan
(Labour Party)