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Linda Dillon

Linda Dillon

Linda Dillon 2016.jpg
Dillon in 2016
Member of the Legislative Assembly
for Mid Ulster
Assumed office
May 2016
Preceded byMartin McGuinness
Chair of Mid-Ulster District Council
In office
April 2015 – May 2016
Councillor for Mid-Ulster District Council
In office
May 2014 – May 2016
DEATorrent
Personal details
Born
(1978-08-05) 5 August 1978 (age 40)

South Armagh
NationalityIrish
Political partySinn Féin
Spouse(s)Gerard
Children1
ResidenceCoalisland
ProfessionPolitician
WebsiteOfficial website

Linda Dillon (born 5 August 1978) is an Irish Sinn Féin politician from Northern Ireland. She has been an MLA for Mid Ulster since 2016.[1]

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.[2] 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%).[citation needed]

References

  1. ^ "Mid Ulster - Northern Ireland Assembly constituency - Election 2017". Bbc.co.uk. 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2017-03-04.
  2. ^ Shauna Corr (2016-02-13). "Linda Dillon 'delighted' at selection in place of Martin McGuinness for Mid Ulster". Mid Ulster Mail. Retrieved 2017-03-04.
Northern Ireland Assembly
Preceded by
Martin McGuinness
MLA for Mid-Ulster
2016–present
Incumbent