Elisha McCallion

Elisha McCallion
MP
Elisha McCallion 2015.jpg
Member of Parliament
for Foyle
Assumed office
9 June 2017
Preceded byMark Durkan
Majority169 (0.4%)
Member of the Legislative Assembly
for Foyle
In office
2 March 2017 – 9 June 2017
Preceded byMartin McGuinness
Succeeded byKaren Mullan
Personal details
BornElisha McLaughlin
(1982-10-21) 21 October 1982 (age 35)
Derry, Northern Ireland
Political partySinn Féin
Spouse(s)Declan McCallion
Children3

Elisha McCallion (born 21 October 1982)[1] is a Sinn Féin politician from Derry, Northern Ireland. McCallion has been a Member of Parliament for the Foyle constituency since her election in June 2017.

McCallion was also a Member of the Legislative Assembly for the Foyle constituency in the Northern Ireland Assembly from March 2017 to June 2017.[2]

History

McCallion was first elected to Derry City Council in 2005 and became Mayor of Derry in 2015.[3]

On 9 June 2017, McCallion was elected as Sinn Féin's first MP for the Foyle constituency[4] in the 2017 general election.[5] Following her election, concerns about electoral malpractice were raised with the Electoral Office by the SDLP and People Before Profit's Eamon McCann.[6][7]

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