Mid and East Antrim Borough Council

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Mid and East Antrim Borough Council
Coat of arms or logo
Founded 1 April 2015
Preceded by Ballymena Borough Council
Carrickfergus Borough Council
Larne Borough Council
Paul Reid, DUP
Seats 40
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council Composition.png
Political groups
     DUP (16)
     UUP (9)
     TUV (4)
     Alliance (3)
     Sinn Féin (2)
     UKIP (2)
     SDLP (1)
     Independents (3)
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

Deputy Mayor[edit]

From To Name Party
2015 2016 Timothy Gaston TUV
2016 2017 William McNeilly UUP
2017 2018 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

2014 seats summary[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 2
Independents 2 3

Last updated 28 December 2017.

Councillors by electoral area[edit]

Current council members
District electoral area Name Party
Ballymena James Henry Independent
Donna Anderson ‡ UKIP
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 DUP
Braid Robin Cherry UUP
William McCaughey DUP
Brian Collins TUV
Beth Adger DUP
Beth Clyde DUP
Samuel Hanna DUP
Paul Maguire ‡ Independent
Carrick Castle John Stewart UUP
Charles Brown Independent
Billy Ashe DUP
Noel Jordan UKIP
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.: 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]