Mervyn Storey

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Mervyn Storey
MLA
Mervyn Storey.jpg
Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly
for North Antrim
Incumbent
Assumed office
26 November 2003
Preceded by James Leslie
Personal details
Born (1964-09-04) 4 September 1964 (age 49)
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Political party Democratic Unionist Party
Religion Free Presbyterian
Other organizations Independent Orange Order member,
Apprentice Boys member,
Knights of Malta member,
Caleb Foundation vice-chairman
Website DUP

Cllr Mervyn Storey MLA is a Northern Ireland politician and a Democratic Unionist Party MLA for North Antrim.[1]

Biography[edit]

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,[2] 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.[3][4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ballymoney Times - Storey congratulates A-level students". The Ballymoney Times. The Ballymoney Times. Retrieved August 29, 2012. 
  2. ^ Caleb Foundation website
  3. ^ Oh, for a honeymoon, The Economist, 26 June 2008, retrieved 13 February 2009
  4. ^ Darwin display at museum angers creationist MLA, The Belfast Telegraph, 13 February 2009, retrieved 13 February 2009
  5. ^ Belfast museum faces legal battle over Charles Darwin exhibition, The Guardian, 12 February 2009, retrieved 20 May 2009
Northern Ireland Assembly
Preceded by
James Leslie
MLA for North Antrim
2003 -
Succeeded by
Incumbent