Paul Girvan

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For the Privy Council member, see Paul Girvan (judge). For the similarly named Unionist politician, see Paul Givan.
Paul Girvan
Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly
for South Antrim
Assumed office
1 July 2010
Preceded by William McCrea
In office
26 November 2003 – 7 March 2007
Preceded by Norman Boyd
Succeeded by Trevor Clarke
Personal details
Born (1963-07-06) 6 July 1963 (age 53)[1]
Northern Ireland
Nationality British
Political party Democratic Unionist Party

Paul Girvan is a Northern Irish politician. As a member of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), he was elected to Newtownabbey Borough Council in 1997, and from 2002-04 served as its mayor. He is currently the Chair of the council's Development Committee.

In 2003, he was elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly, representing South Antrim.[2] He was deselected by the DUP in South Antrim in 2007,[3] but returned to the Assembly in 2010 when he was selected to replace William McCrea following his resignation.[4]


  1. ^ Profile,; accessed 30 June 2014.
  2. ^ Nicholas Whyte. "South Antrim". Northern Ireland Elections. Retrieved 25 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "About South Antrim: David Ford MLA". Alliance Party of Northern Ireland. Retrieved 25 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Girvan makes Stormont return", Newtownabbey Times, 8 July 2010; accessed 30 June 2014.
Political offices
Preceded by
Vera McWilliam
Mayor of Newtownabbey
2002 - 2004
Succeeded by
Ted Turkington
Northern Ireland Assembly
Preceded by
Norman Boyd
MLA for Antrim South
2003 - 2007
Succeeded by
Trevor Clarke
Preceded by
William McCrea
MLA for Antrim South
2010 - present
Succeeded by

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