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Iris Colvin Lifetime Achievement Award Winners
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Nominated by N.I. Federation of Townswomen’s Guilds: -

Eileen Bell started public life in 1983 becoming a Councillor for Bangor West. She held various positions within the Alliance Party rising to Deputy Leader in 2001, a position she held until 2005.  In the interim she was elected to N.I. Assembly in 2003 and appointed Speaker to the Transitional Assembly from 2006 to 2007.  Eileen chairs Women into Politics, is Vice President of Autism N.I. and the Townswomen Guilds.  Awarded the CBE in 2008 for community and political service, she was involved with the Peace People and the Peace Train bringing together women of all or no religion from all parts of Ireland.  Eileen is a woman who has given her life to helping others without regard for herself.   IMG_2456.jpgnews.jpg

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