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Dillon in 2016
|Member of the Legislative Assembly|
for Mid Ulster
Assumed office |
|Preceded by||Martin McGuinness|
|Chair of Mid-Ulster District Council|
April 2015 – May 2016
|Councillor for Mid-Ulster District Council|
May 2014 – May 2016
5 August 1978|
|Political party||Sinn Féin|
Originally elected as a Mid-Ulster councillor for the Torrent DEA (topping the poll with 14.8% of the total valid votes), she served as the inaugural chairperson of Mid-Ulster District Council since its inception in April 2015 and also sat on the Council's Development Committee until being elected to Stormont in May 2016.
As Martin McGuinness elected to run in the Foyle constituency in the 2016 Assembly election, Linda was then selected to replace him as a candidate in the Mid-Ulster constituency. She was elected with her two other party colleagues (Ian Milne and Michelle O'Neill) on the first count, amassing 5,833 votes (14.3%).
|Northern Ireland Assembly|
| MLA for Mid-Ulster
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