Mary Kelly Foy is the Member of Parliament for the City of Durham, having first been elected in 2019.
Mary is the daughter of Irish immigrants, and was born and raised in the North East. She has spent her whole life working in the area, and has spent the last 13 years representing people as a councillor in Gateshead, with particular responsibility for public health.
Alongside this, Mary spent many years helping community and voluntary groups in Durham develop and fund projects that were important to their area in her role as as a development worker at the Durham City District CVS. This experience means she understands the issues that our communities are facing.