Carla Lockhart is the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) Member of Parliament for Upper Bann where she was elected in December 2019.
Carla was born in Aughnacloy, County Tyrone where she attended Aughnacloy High School. She graduated from the University of Ulster with a degree in Business.
In 2007, Carla was elected to Craigavon Borough Council and served as Mayor of Craigavon from 2012 to 2013. She was elected as a Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly (MLA) for Upper Bann in 2016. In addition, Carla was President of the Local Government Association of Northern Ireland from 2015 to 2016.
At the 2019 General Election, Carla won the Upper Bann Westminster seat, and stepped down as an MLA. Carla is also a school governor at Lurgan Junior High School and Magheralin Primary School. Outside of politics, she enjoys spending time with her husband Rodney and young son Charlie.