Carole Murphy is a lifelong republican who has been a Sinn Fein activist for many years in the South Down area.
Carole was born in Newcastle and her family are from the Ballykinlar area.
She got involved in political activity during the Civil Rights movement offering assistance to the local communities in Belfast during interment before she returned to Newcastle County Down to raise her young family.
She is the wife of former South Down MLA, Newry and Mourne District Councillor and Mayor Mick Murphy. She has built local cumainn in the South Down area and was one of the founders of the Sheena Campbell Cumann.
Carole is interested in prose, poetry and music and has written several plays about the seven signatories of the Easter 1916 Proclamation, which were performed throughout the local area.
The proud mother of six daughters and grandmother of eleven Carole is an advocate for young people and works on a cross community basis in the area. She is also interested in environmental and conservational issues.
Given her background Carole has strong values of social justice and equality, and will work tirelessly to achieve her objectives. She will work with all the constituents within the Strangford area to improvement the quality of life for all citizens and will actively work to increase employment opportunities.
Carole is against Brexit, borders and Tory cuts and is looking forward to working to contesting the election on a platform for equality, right and Irish unity.