David Hilditch

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David Hilditch
Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly
for Antrim East
Assumed office
25 June 1998
Preceded by New creation
Personal details
Born (1963-12-11) 11 December 1963 (age 53)
Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland
Nationality British
Political party Democratic Unionist Party
Religion Protestant
Website Hilditich DUP

David Hilditch (born 11 December 1963) is a Northern Irish politician for the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). He was an MLA for East Antrim.

Hilditch was born in 1963 in Carrickfergus. He previously worked in the construction industry and for Royal Mail between 1987 and 1998. In February 1997 he was awarded the RUC Bravery Award following a post office robbery. He was first elected to Carrickfergus Borough Council in 1991. He was elected as deputy mayor in 1995 and elected to mayor in 1997 and also served as mayor from 2004-08.[citation needed]

He was elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly for East Antrim in 1998 and again in both 2003 and 2007. He was one of the top questioners in the 1998-2003 Assembly, serving on the Employment and Learning Committee and Culture Arts and Leisure Committee. He is curruently the vice-chair of the Social Development Committee, and he is a member of the Standards and Privileges Committee and the Employment and Learning Committee and is also currently secretary of Carrick Rangers Football club.[citation needed] He was voted out during the 2017 Stormont elections, on the first count.

Hilditch is a member of the Apprentice Boys.[1]

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Civic offices
Preceded by
S. Y. McCamley
Mayor of Carrickfergus
1997 - 1998
Succeeded by
Janet Crampsey
Preceded by
May Beattie
Mayor of Carrickfergus
2004 - 2008
Succeeded by
Patricia McKinney
Northern Ireland Assembly
Preceded by
New creation
MLA for Antrim East
1998 -
Succeeded by