|This article relies too much on references to primary sources. (April 2008)|
|Minister for Social Development|
23 September 2014
|Preceded by||Nelson McCausland|
|Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly
for North Antrim
26 November 2003
|Preceded by||James Leslie|
4 September 1964 |
Ballymoney, Northern Ireland
|Political party||Democratic Unionist Party|
|Residence||Ballymoney, County Antrim|
On 23 September 2014, Storey became the Minister for Social Development in the Northern Ireland Executive.
Mervyn Storey is a former member of the Fire Authority for Northern Ireland. Storey was elected to Ballymoney council in 2001 and again in 2005. He is a member of the Ballymoney Local Strategy Partnership and Regional Partnership for Northern Ireland. In 2000 he served as campaign manager for William McCrea's by-election for South Antrim and also in 2001 for Gregory Campbell and Ian Paisley's elections in East Londonderry and North Antrim respectively. All three campaigns were successful.
He was elected in 2003 election to the Northern Ireland Assembly. Storey is currently chairman of the Northern Ireland Assembly Education Committee. As a young earth creationist, and a member of the "Council of Reference" of the creationist Caleb Foundation, he petitioned the then Northern Irish education minister, Caitriona Ruane, to have intelligent design taught in schools in Northern Ireland, as well as objecting to an exhibition on evolution in the Ulster Museum and signs at the Giants Causeway in his North Antrim constituency.
- "Ballymoney Times - Storey congratulates A-level students". The Ballymoney Times. The Ballymoney Times. Retrieved August 29, 2012.
- Caleb Foundation website
- Oh, for a honeymoon, The Economist, 26 June 2008, retrieved 13 February 2009
- Darwin display at museum angers creationist MLA, The Belfast Telegraph, 13 February 2009, retrieved 13 February 2009
- Belfast museum faces legal battle over Charles Darwin exhibition, The Guardian, 12 February 2009, retrieved 20 May 2009
|Northern Ireland Assembly|
|MLA for North Antrim
|Minister for Social Development