In May 2010 Michelle Gildernew was re-elected to the constituency of Fermanagh and South Tyrone with a majority of just four votes.
The Sinn Féin MP has represented the constituency since 2001 when she defeated the Ulster Unionist candidate by just 53 votes. In 2005 she increased her majority to 4,582. She also represents Fermanagh and South Tyrone in the Northern Ireland Assembly and has done since her election on 25 June 1998.
After leaving university Michelle travelled extensively in Europe, the United States and Australia where she worked for a year. On her return in 1996 she stood for Sinn Féin in the Forum elections for Fermanagh/South Tyrone. In 1997 she was appointed Sinn Féin representative to London, a position which she held until her election to the Assembly in 1998. While in London she was part of the first Sinn Féin delegation to Downing Street in December 1997.
Michelle held the position of Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development in the Assembly from 2007 - 2011.
Fermanagh and South Tyrone
87 Main Street, Lisnaskea, Co Fermanagh, BT92 0JD
Date of Birth
28 March 1970