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Michelle Gildernew

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Michelle GlidernewMICHELLE GILDERNEW is from The Brantry, County Tyrone. She is married to Jimmy and is the mother of two boys - Emmet and Eunan, and one girl, Aoise. Michelle is one of a family of 10 and was raised on a small family farm. The Gildernews were leading members of the Civil Rights movement and were centrally involved in the campaign against discrimination in the allocation of council housing in the six counties - a campaign which sparked the origins of the Civil Rights movement.

Michelle has played a key role on the Sinn Féin negotiating teams leading up to the Good Friday Agreement, the St Andrew’s Agreement and the recent Hillsborough Agreement.

Michelle was first elected MLA for Fermanagh/South Tyrone in 1998 and has successfully retained her seat in the 2003 and 2007 elections.

Michelle was dramatically elected MP for Fermanagh/South Tyrone in June 2001, 20 years after the historic victory of hunger striker Bobby Sands. Michelle was returned as MP in 2005 and again in 2010

She has been a member of the party's Ard Chomhairle (National Executive) and has served on the Equality sub-committee and the Women's Forum.

While an MLA Michelle served as Vice Chair of the Committee of Social Development and later as Minister for Agriculture & Rural Development, using her positions to tackle inequality and disadvantage.

Statements (26)

British Advocate General must order inquest in Loughgall ambush5 September, 2014

Right decision by minister to block 'fracking' – Gildernew11 August, 2014

Gildernew condemns attack on home of Tamboran worker4 August, 2014

Let's go forward to an Ireland of equals – Gildernew3 August, 2014

Palestinian ambassador to attend Hunger Strike Commemoration - Gildernew30 July, 2014

Sinn Féin Delegation Visits Belcoo Fracking Protest Site25 July, 2014

Sinn Féin MP Gildernew to address London Palestine Solidarity Rally25 July, 2014

Gildernew welcomes Labour MP’s contribution to cuts debate23 July, 2014

People of Fermanagh opposed to fracking – Gildernew22 July, 2014

Inquiry into Kincora must be independent20 July, 2014

MPs (5)

Constituency:
W Newry/Armagh

Conor Murphy

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W Mid Ulster

Francie Molloy

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W Fermanagh/South Tyrone

Michelle Gildernew

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W West Tyrone

Pat Doherty

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W West Belfast

Paul Maskey

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