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Flynn in 2017
|Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly
for Belfast West
7 December 2016
|Preceded by||Jennifer McCann|
|Born||1 January 1988|
|Political party||Sinn Féin|
The daughter of Patrick Flynn, a Provisional IRA veteran in West Belfast, Flynn was educated at St Dominic's Grammar School for Girls before studying politics at the University of Ulster. She then completed a master's degree in Irish politics at Queen's University Belfast.
Flynn joined Sinn Féin as a teenager. She worked as an adviser to a succession of politicians: Rosie McCorley, Sue Ramsey and, finally, Alex Maskey. In 2016, she was selected by the party to become a Member of the Legislative Assembly for Belfast West, replacing Jennifer McCann. and was re-elected in the assembly elections of March 2017.
|Northern Ireland Assembly|
|MLA for Belfast West