Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan is an Irish politician who has been a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from Ireland for the Midlands–North-West constituency since 2014. He is an Independent, but sits in parliament with The Left in the European Parliament. Flanagan served as a member of Roscommon County Council between 2004 and 2011. First elected at the 2004 local elections, he was re-elected in 2009, and served as Mayor of Roscommon from 2010 until his election as a TD for the Roscommon–South Leitrim constituency at the 2011 general election. He served in Dáil Éireann for three years before being elected as an Independent candidate for the Midlands–North-West constituency at the 2014 European Parliament election.
Campaigning to repeal prohibition since 1997.
Member of Roscommon CoCo 2004-20011
Member of Dail Eireann 2011-2014.
Member of European Parliament 2014-2023
Founding Member of the EP recreational cannabis group.