|Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly
for Antrim North
7 March 2007 – 5 May 2011
|Preceded by||Sean Farren (SDLP)|
|Succeeded by||Jim Allister (Trad. Unionist)|
|Born||5 August 1951|
|Political party||Social Democratic and Labour Party|
|Alma mater||Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Imperial College London
Declan O'Loan is a former member of the Northern Ireland Assembly in the North Antrim constituency, and a serving member of Ballymena Borough Council. He is a member of the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP), but the party whip was withdrawn on 25 May 2010.
O'Loan was elected for the SDLP in the 2007 Assembly Elections. He was suspended by the SDLP after advocating a merger between the SDLP and Sinn Féin to form a single nationalist party. The SDLP had refused to make an electoral pact with Sinn Féin in the 2010 Westminster election. In the May 2011 election, O'Loan ran as an SDLP candidate for re-election to the Assembly from North Antrim, but was eliminated in the last round of ballot-counting.
Declan O'Loan is married to Nuala O'Loan, a former Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland. He is also the Honorary Consul of Romania in Northern Ireland. O'Loan studied at Imperial College London and Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
- Secretary of the Association of SDLP Councillors
- Chair of Ballymena District Policing Partnership
- Chair of Ballymena Community Safety Partnership
- Member of the Board of Ballymena Citizens Advice Bureau
- Member of the Board of Ballymena Community Forum
- Member of the Ballymena Local Strategy Partnership
- Member of the Northern Ireland Community Relations Council
- "SDLP suspends O'Loan after merger call". BreakingNews.ie. 25 May 2010. Retrieved 25 May 2010.
- "BBC News - Party whip removed from SDLP's Declan O'Loan". BBC News. BBC News. Retrieved August 29, 2012.
- "Declan O'Loan Profile". SDLP. 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-05.
|Northern Ireland Assembly|
|MLA for Antrim North
2007 - 2011
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