Carla LockhartMember of Parliament for Upper Bann
Democratic Unionist Party
Carla Lockhart comes from a working class farming background, and was a member of the DUP’s Young Democrats in her youth. She went on to study Business Administration and Management at Ulster University but remained a committed participant in local politics ever since, first serving as a councillor for Craigavon Borough Council. As a councillor, she worked full-time in the Lurgan DUP Advice Centre under Stephen Moutray. Lockhart was later appointed as Mayor of Craigavon from 2012 to 2013. She has also been an MLA since her election in 2016As a school governor, she is particularly focused on education in the Commons. Lockhart has strong Christian principles, being a member of the Free Presbytarian Church of Ulster. Unsurprisingly, she has been unequivocal in her support for Northern Ireland’s place in the Union. Lockhart is a member of the APPGs for international freedom of religion in both Turkey and China, as well as for safer internet.
Official parliamentary photograph taken by Chris McAndrew, 2017, licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0