|Member of the Legislative Assembly
for Newry and Armagh
2 July 2012
|Preceded by||Conor Murphy|
|Junior Minister at the Executive Office|
25 May 2016 – 26 January 2017
Serving with Alistair Ross
|Preceded by||Jennifer McCann|
29 July 1991 |
Drumintee, Northern Ireland
|Political party||Sinn Féin|
|Alma mater||Queen's University Belfast|
Fearon was selected by her party to succeed her party colleague Conor Murphy, an abstentionist MP in the parliament of the United Kingdom, who had resigned from the Assembly as part of Sinn Féin's policy of abolishing double jobbing.
Coming from a well-known republican family in Drumintee in South Armagh, at the time of her selection, Fearon had just completed her last year at Queen's University Belfast, where she took a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics. Before her selection, Fearon had campaigned for Sinn Féin and had worked to raise mental health and drug awareness. She replaced party colleague Chris Hazzard as the youngest MLA.
- Sinn Fein to appoint Megan Fearon as Stormont's youngest MLA, BBC News, 26 June 2012
- "Sinn Féin unveils new Assembly ministerial team". An Phoblacht. 24 May 2016. Retrieved 25 May 2016.
- "Martin McGuinness names Sinn Fein Stormont Executive ministers". Belfast Telegraph. 24 May 2016. Retrieved 25 May 2016.
- Breen, Suzanne (25 May 2016). "SF unveils ministers without any IRA past". Belfast Telegraph. p. 9.
- "DUP’s William Irwin tops poll in Newry and Armagh". Portadown Times. 6 May 2016. Retrieved 25 May 2016.
|Northern Ireland Assembly|
|MLA for Newry and Armagh