15 Facts About Anna Lo


Anna Manwah Lo was born on 17 June 1950 and is an Alliance Party politician in Northern Ireland.

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Anna Lo was a Member of the Legislative Assembly for Belfast South from 2007 to 2016.

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Anna Lo is a former president of the Alliance Party.

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Anna Lo attended Shau Kei Wan East Government Secondary School.

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Anna Lo moved to Northern Ireland in 1974 after meeting journalist David Watson.

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Anna Lo spent her early years in the country working for the BBC and the Royal Ulster Constabulary as an interpreter.

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Anna Lo is the first and, to date, only ethnic-minority politician elected at a regional level in Northern Ireland and the first politician born in East Asia elected to any legislative body in the United Kingdom.

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Anna Lo used this role to influence the Local Government Bill.

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Anna Lo further improved the freedom of the press at the new Councils by ensuring that journalists and the public can use social media during meetings.

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Anna Lo was selected as the Alliance Party's candidate for the Northern Ireland constituency in the 2014 European Parliament election.

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Anna Lo won the best ever European election performance for the party.

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Anna Lo was awarded an MBE for services to Ethnic Minorities in the 2000 New Year Honours.

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Anna Lo describes herself as anti-colonial and has said the partition of Ireland was "artificial".

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Anna Lo expressed her outrage at First Minister Peter Robinson's defence of Pastor James McConnell, who was accused of making Islamophobic remarks.

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Anna Lo has stated that she views the Democratic Unionist Party to be racist because of decisions like those.

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