Ian McCrea

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Ian McCrea
Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly
for Mid-Ulster
In office
7 March 2007 – 30 March 2016
Preceded by William McCrea
Succeeded by Keith Buchanan
Personal details
Born (1976-06-12) 12 June 1976 (age 40)
Magherafelt, Northern Ireland
Nationality British
Political party Democratic Unionist Party
Religion Free Presbyterian
Website http://www.ianmccrea.com

Ian McCrea (born 12 June 1976) is a Northern Irish politician. He was elected in 2007 to the Northern Ireland Assembly as a Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) member for Mid Ulster and lost his seat in the 2016 Assembly elections.

Born in Magherafelt in 1976, he now lives in Cookstown with his wife and three children. McCrea is the son of William McCrea.

McCrea was elected to Cookstown District Council in 2001, held the position of chairman of the Council in 2007–08 and is a member of Cookstown District Policing Partnership.

A former member of the Young Democrats, McCrea is now chairman of the Cookstown DUP Branch, and of the party's Local Government Association, also in Cookstown. A member of the Apprentice Boys of Derry he also acts as chairman of Coagh United Supporters Club.

In 2011 his car was set alight and destroyed outside his house; no group or individual admitted responsibility for the attack.[1]

McCrea caused controversy by commenting on his Twitter page in 2012 that he would like no GAA county team from his constituency to win any titles that summer, saying, "Great to see Tyrone beat in the Ulster semis today, hope Donegal beat Derry in the final to keep the celebrations out of Mid Ulster."[2]


  1. ^ DUP Ian McCrea says 'no evidence after arson' BBC News
  2. ^ "The Belfast Telegraph - McCrea challenged after GAA remarks". The Belfast Telegraph. The Belfast Telegraph. Retrieved August 27, 2012. 

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Northern Ireland Assembly
Preceded by
William McCrea
MLA for Mid-Ulster
2007 - 2016
Succeeded by
Keith Buchanan