world : Michelle Gildernew fails to win Ireland MEP seat

world : Michelle Gildernew fails to win Ireland MEP seat
world : Michelle Gildernew fails to win Ireland MEP seat

Friday 14 June 2024 08:30 AM

Nafeza 2 world - Ms Gildernew has been the MP for Fermanagh and South Tyrone since 2017. She also held the seat between 2001 to 2015.

She was the first female candidate elected from her party to the House of Commons in more than 80 years since Countess Markievicz in 1918.

She was also the Agriculture and Rural Development Minister in the Northern Ireland Executive from 2007 to 2011.

Ms Gildernew has held senior roles within Sinn Féin, both as health spokesperson and as a member of the party's national executive.

Meanwhile, Independent Michael McNamara, Sinn Féin's Kathleen Funchion and Fianna Fáil's Cynthia Ní Mhurchú have taken the final three seats in the Ireland South constituency.

Independents4Change MEP Mick Wallace lost his seat as he was the sixth and lowest-placed candidate after the 20th count in the five-seat constituency.

They will join Fine Gael's Seán Kelly and Fianna Fáil's Billy Kelleher as MEPs for Ireland South.

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