Mid and East Antrim Borough Council

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Mid and East Antrim Borough Council
Coat of arms or logo
Founded1 April 2015
Preceded byBallymena Borough Council
Carrickfergus Borough Council
Larne Borough Council
Lindsay Millar, UUP
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council Composition.png
Political groups
     DUP (16)
     UUP (9)
     TUV (4)
     Alliance (3)
     Sinn Féin (2)
     SDLP (1)
     Independents (5)
Last election
22 May 2014

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council is a local authority that was established on 1 April 2015. It replaced Ballymena Borough Council, Carrickfergus Borough Council and Larne Borough Council.



From To Name Party
2015 2016 Billy Ashe DUP
2016 2017 Audrey Wales DUP
2017 2018 Paul Reid DUP
2018 2019 Lindsay Millar UUP

Deputy Mayor[edit]

From To Name Party
2015 2016 Timothy Gaston TUV
2016 2017 William McNeilly UUP
2017 2018 Cheryl Johnston DUP
2018 2019 Cheryl Johnston DUP


For the purpose of elections the council is divided into seven district electoral areas (DEA):[1]

Area Seats
Ballymena 7
Bannside 6
Braid 7
Carrick Castle 5
Coast Road 5
Knockagh 5
Larne Lough 5

Party strengths[edit]

Party Elected Current
DUP 16 16
UUP 9 9
TUV 5 4
Alliance 3 3
Sinn Féin 3 2
SDLP 1 1
UKIP 1 0
Independents 2 5

Councillors by electoral area[edit]

Current council members
District electoral area Name Party
Ballymena James Henry Independent
Donna Anderson ‡‡ Independent
Declan O'Loan SDLP
Audrey Wales DUP
John Carson DUP
Reuben Glover DUP
Stephen Nicholl UUP
Bannside Timothy Gaston TUV
Patrice Hardy Sinn Féin
Stewart McDonald TUV
William McNeilly UUP
Tommy Nicholl DUP
Billy Henry ‡ Independent
Braid Robin Cherry UUP
William McCaughey DUP
Brian Collins TUV
Beth Adger DUP
Beth Clyde DUP
Samuel Hanna DUP
Paul Maguire ‡ Independent
Carrick Castle Robin Stewart † UUP
Peter Johnston ♭ DUP
Billy Ashe DUP
Noel Jordan ‡ Independent
Cheryl Johnston DUP
Coast Road Maureen Morrow UUP
James McKeown Sinn Féin
Angela Smyth † DUP
Geraldine Mulvenna Alliance
Ruth Wilson TUV
Knockagh Andrew Wilson UUP
May Beattie DUP
Lindsay Millar UUP
Paul Sinclair Alliance
Lynn McClurg DUP
Larne Lough Gregg McKeen DUP
Mark McKinty UUP
Andrew Wilson UUP
Robert Logan Alliance
Paul Reid DUP

Co-opted to fill a vacancy since the election.
Elected in a by-election.
New party affiliation since the election.
Last updated 28 December 2017.

For further details see Mid and East Antrim District Council election, 2014.


The area covered by the new Council has a population of 135,338 residents according to the 2011 Northern Ireland census.[2]


  1. ^ http://www.deac-ni.org/index/current-review-of-district-electoral-areas/final_ni_overview__300dpi_a1_.pdf[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "NI Census 2011 - Key Statistics Summary Report, September 2014" (PDF). NI Statistics and Research Agency. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 December 2014. Retrieved 28 September 2014.