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Morrice, Jane Elizabeth
Name: Morrice, Jane Elizabeth
Date of Birth: 11 May 1954
Roles / Positions: Politician; Northern Ireland Women's Coalition (NIWC); NIWC MLA 1998-2003; Deputy Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly 1998-2003

Brief Biography:

Jane Morrice was born in Belfast and educated at Ashleigh House School, Belfast, Methodist College, Belfast, and the University of Ulster from where she graduated in 1977. Morrice began work as a journalist (1980-92) before becoming head of the European Commission office in Northern Ireland (1992-97). Her interest in politics led her to being one of the founder members of the Northern Ireland Women's Coalition (NIWC) in 1996 and she was a member of its team at the multi-party talks from 1996 to 1998. At the elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly in June 1998 she was returned as member for the constituency of North Down (1998-2003) and in 1998 was appointed one of the three deputy speakers of the Assembly. At the election to the Northern Ireland Assembly in Novemebr 2003 Morrice lost her seat.

Book References:

Elliott, Sydney. and Flackes, W.D. (1999), Northern Ireland: A Political Directory 1968-1999. Belfast: Blackstaff Press.
Fearon, Kate. (1999), Women's Work: The Story of the Northern Ireland Women's Coalition. Belfast: Blackstaff Press.

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[Entry written by B.Lynn 5 December 2002; updated 10 June 2004]

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