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Michelle Gildernew

Michelle Gildernew was a Sinn Féin candidate in Fermanagh and South Tyrone constituency in the UK Parliament elections. They were elected with 21,986 votes.

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Michelle Gildernew's policies

Statement to voters

    Michelle Gildernew is from The Brantry, Co Tyrone, is married to Jimmy Taggert and has two sons, Emmet and Eunan and one daughter, Aoise.

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    She comes from a large Republican family and her parents were instrumental in the squatting and subsequent eviction in Caledon in 1968.

    Michelle was the Sinn Fein representative in London in the run-up to the Good Friday Agreement and was elected to the Assembly in 1998. She stood in the Westminster election in 2001, winning Bobby Sands' seat on the 20th Anniversary of his death.

    As an MLA, she held various senior positions on Assembly committees and was Agriculture and Rural Development Minister from 2007 to 2011 during which time she focused heavily on anti-poverty measures in rural communities including making provision for enhanced rural childcare, broadband, rural transport.

    She is involved in her local community especially in her GAA club, Aghaloo and supports amateur dramatics and the arts.

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About Michelle Gildernew

Wikipedia

Michelle Gildernew is an Irish Sinn Féin politician from County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. She is the Member of Parliament (MP) for Fermanagh and South Tyrone, having been re-elected in June 2017 after previously holding the seat from 2001 to 2015.

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Previous Elections

Date Election Party Results
2019 Fermanagh and South Tyrone: UK Parliament elections Sinn Féin 21,986 votes (elected)
2017 Fermanagh and South Tyrone: 2017 General Election Sinn Féin Elected unopposed
2017 Fermanagh and South Tyrone: 2017 Northern Ireland Assembly Election Sinn Féin Elected unopposed
2016 Fermanagh and South Tyrone: 2016 Northern Ireland Assembly Election Sinn Féin Elected unopposed
2015 Fermanagh and South Tyrone: UK Parliament elections Sinn Féin 23,078 votes (not elected)
2010 Fermanagh and South Tyrone: UK Parliament elections Sinn Féin 21,304 votes (elected)

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