Lorraine Clifford-Lee

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Lorraine Clifford-Lee
Assumed office
27 April 2016
ConstituencyCultural and Educational Panel
Personal details
Lorraine Clifford

(1981-09-22) 22 September 1981 (age 38)
Waterford, Ireland
Political partyFianna Fáil
Spouse(s)John Lee (m. 2013)
Alma materUniversity College Cork

Lorraine Clifford-Lee (born 22 September 1981) is an Irish Fianna Fáil politician who has served as a Senator for the Cultural and Educational Panel since April 2016.[1]

Originally from Waterford, she was an unsuccessful candidate for the Dublin Fingal constituency at the 2016 general election. She polled 3,359 first preferences and was eliminated on the ninth count.[2]

She lives in Donabate with her husband John Lee and her daughter and son.[3] Her husband is the political editor of the Mail on Sunday newspaper. She is a self-employed solicitor and is a fluent Irish speaker.[4] On her election to the Seanad she was appointed as the Fianna Fáil Seanad spokesperson for Justice, Children and Youth Affairs. In November 2018 she was appointed Deputy Leader of the opposition in the Seanad.


  1. ^ "Lorraine Clifford-Lee". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Lorraine Clifford Lee". Electionsireland.org. Retrieved 30 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Lorraine Clifford Lee added to Fianna Fail ticket in Dublin Fingal". Irish Independent. Retrieved 30 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Election-2016 - Lorraine Clifford-Lee". TheJournal.ie. Retrieved 30 June 2018.

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