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Bernadette Devlin

Bernadette Devlin shares her memories of becoming the youngest ever female MP elected to the parliament at Westminster in 1969.

On the 17th of April 1969, Bernadette Devlin, a twenty-one-year-old woman from Tyrone made history by becoming the youngest ever female MP to the parliament at Westminster. She shares her memories of those times and her thoughts on the progression of local politics since.


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