Wedding plans afoot after girlfriend said ‘yes’ to MLA’s proposal

Upper Bann MLA Jonathan Buckley is well used to making proposals at Stormont but he is overjoyed at the answer to one last weekend .

Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 3:55 pm

The 29-year-old, who is one of the youngest members of the NI Assembley, proposed to his beautiful girlfriend Jill Porter at the weekend.

In a Facebook post, Jill shared a photo of herself and Jonathan with the caption: “On a walk with Jonny Buckley, anything could happen... We’re getting married!”

Jill, aged 26 is from Drumbo in Lisburn.

Jonathan Buckley with his bride to be Jill Porter.

Jonny revealed: “We first met at a dance/social in Armagh eight years ago and we started dating six and a half years ago.”

Jonathan, who is not shy when it comes to standing up to his fellow MLAs, admitted to being a little nervous.

“I finally plucked up the courage to ask her to marry me,” he said

“I am delighted she said yes. We are just hoping COVID will end and we can start to plan the wedding.”

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