Naomi Long

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Naomi Long

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Leader of the Alliance Party of Northern Ireland
Assumed office
26 October 2016
DeputyStephen Farry
Preceded byDavid Ford
Member of the European Parliament
for Northern Ireland
Assumed office
2 July 2019[1][2]
Preceded byJim Nicholson
Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly
for Belfast East
In office
6 May 2016 – 1 July 2019
Preceded byJudith Cochrane
Succeeded byMáire Hendron
In office
26 November 2003 – 5 July 2010
Preceded byJohn Alderdice
Succeeded byChris Lyttle
Member of Parliament
for Belfast East
In office
6 May 2010 – 30 March 2015
Preceded byPeter Robinson
Succeeded byGavin Robinson
54th Lord Mayor of Belfast
In office
1 June 2009 – 1 June 2010
Preceded byTom Hartley
Succeeded byPat Convery
Councillor on Belfast City Council
for Victoria Ward
In office
7 June 2001 – 26 August 2010
Succeeded byLaura McNamee
Personal details
Born
Naomi Rachel Johnston

(1971-12-13) 13 December 1971 (age 48)
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Political partyAlliance
Spouse(s)Michael Long
Alma materQueen's University Belfast

Naomi Rachel Long (née Johnston; born 13 December 1971) is a Northern Irish politician. She has been leader of the Alliance Party of Northern Ireland since 2016. She has been a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Belfast East since 2016.

From 2010 to 2015 she was the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Westminster constituency of Belfast East. She was the second elected female Lord Mayor of Belfast from 2009 to 2010.

In 2019, she was elected as the Alliance Party candidate for the European Parliament, becoming the first ever Alliance MEP.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Key dates ahead". European Parliament. 20 May 2017. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  2. "Key dates ahead". BBC News. 22 May 2017. Retrieved 28 May 2019.