|Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly
for North Antrim
May 2011 – May 2016
|Preceded by||Ian Paisley|
|Succeeded by||Phillip Logan|
|Born||11 February 1981|
|Political party||Democratic Unionist Party|
He is the son of Rev. David McIlveen, a well-known minister in the Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster who has been a leading figure in that church's campaigns against homosexuality and has since retired.
After welcoming the release of captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, he made remarks to The Newsletter insinuating Palestinian prisoners were better treated than Israelis. Timothy Houston of Queen's University Belfast's Palestine Solidarity Society published an open letter accusing McIlveen of bias and over-looking human rights abuses. David McIlveen claims "close ties with Israel" following boyhood visits with his father, and is due to visit the region with leading Unionists in 2013.
- Mary Minihan (7 May 2011). "McGuinness irked by Mid-Ulster delay". The Irish Times. Retrieved 12 May 2011.
- David McIlveen DUP North Antrim
- Statement from Rev. McIlveen, newsletter.co.uk; accessed 17 June 2016.
- Poole, Amanda. "The Belfast Telegraph 'Sodomy' protest preacher David McIlveen retires". The Belfast Telegraph. The Belfast Telegraph. Retrieved 27 August 2012.
- "MLA's relief over Shalit's safe release". The NewsLetter. 19 October 2011. Retrieved 5 January 2013.
- Houston, Timothy (3 March 2012). "DUPlicitous propaganda: An open letter to David McIlveen DUP ...". QUB Palestinian Society/Politics.ie. Retrieved 5 January 2013.
- McIlveen, David. "Israel - The Story So Far". Archived from the original on 2013-01-03. Retrieved 5 Jan 2013.
- "The Board". Retrieved 22 August 2015.
|Northern Ireland Assembly|
|MLA for North Antrim
2011 - 2016
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