Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council
Founded1 April 2015
Preceded byBallymoney Borough Council
Coleraine Borough Council
Limavady Borough Council
Moyle District Council
Alderman Mark Fielding, DUP
Deputy Mayor
Alderman Sharon McKillop, Democratic Unionist Party
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Political groups
  DUP (14)
  Sinn Féin (9)
  UUP (6)
  SDLP (4)
  Independent (4)
  Alliance (2)
  PUP (1)
Last election
2 May 2019
Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council
BlazonPer saltire Azure and Or an anchor and an anchor inverted in pale Or and two garbs in fess Gules.
MottoIntegerrime Servire (Service with Integrity)[1]

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council is a local authority in Northern Ireland that was established on 1 April 2015. It covers most of the northern coast of Northern Ireland and replaced Ballymoney Borough Council, Coleraine Borough Council, Limavady Borough Council and Moyle District Council. The area covered by the council has a population of 140,877 residents as at the 2011 census.[2]

The first elections to the authority were on 22 May 2014 and it acted as a shadow authority, prior to the creation of the Causeway Coast and Glens district on 1 April 2015. There is a Unionist majority on the council.



From To Name Party
2015 2016 Michelle Knight-McQuillan DUP
2016 2017 Maura Hickey SDLP
2017 2018 Joan Baird Ulster Unionist
2018 2019 Brenda Chivers Sinn Féin
2019 2020 Sean Bateson Sinn Féin
2020 2021 Mark Fielding DUP
2021 2022 Richard Holmes Ulster Unionist
2022 Present Ivor Wallace DUP

Deputy Mayor

From To Name Party
2015 2016 Darryl Wilson Ulster Unionist
2016 2017 James McCorkell DUP
2017 2018 Cathal McLaughlin Sinn Féin
2018 2019 Trevor Clarke DUP
2019 2020 Sharon McKillop DUP
2020 2021 Tom McKeown Ulster Unionist
2021 2022 Ashleen Schenning SDLP
2022 Present Kathleen McGurk Sinn Féin


For the purpose of elections the council is divided into seven district electoral areas (DEA):[3]

Area Seats
Ballymoney 7
Bann 5
Benbradagh 5
Causeway 7
Coleraine 6
Limavady 5
The Glens 5

Seat summary

Party Elected
DUP 11 14 13
Sinn Féin 7 9 9
UUP 10 7 6
SDLP 6 6 4
Alliance 1 2 2
PUP 1 1 1
TUV 3 0 0
Independents 1 1 5

Councillors by electoral area

See also: 2019 Causeway Coast and Glens District Council election

Current council members
District electoral area Name Party
Ballymoney Darryl Wilson Ulster Unionist
Mervyn Storey DUP
Leanne Peacock Sinn Féin
Tom McKeown Ulster Unionist
Alan McLean DUP
Ivor Wallace DUP
Ciarán McQuillan † Sinn Féin
Bann Sean Bateson Sinn Féin
Adrian McQuillan DUP
Richard Holmes Ulster Unionist
Michelle Knight-McQuillan DUP
Helena Dallat O'Driscoll SDLP
Benbradagh Seán McGlinchey Sinn Féin
Orla Beattie SDLP
Kathleen McGurk Sinn Féin
Dermot Nicholl Sinn Féin
Edgar Scott DUP
Causeway Mark Fielding DUP
Chris McCaw Alliance
Sharon McKillop DUP
John McAuley DUP
Norman Hillis Ulster Unionist
Sandra Hunter Ulster Unionist
Angela Mulholland ‡ Independent
Coleraine Russell Watton PUP
Philip Anderson DUP
Stephanie Quigley ‡ Independent
Yvonne Boyle Alliance
George Duddy DUP
William McCandless ‡ Independent
Limavady Steven Callaghan † DUP
Brenda Chivers Sinn Féin
James McCorkell ‡ Independent
Aaron Callan DUP
Ashleen Schenning SDLP
The Glens Padraig McShane † Independent
Cara McShane Sinn Féin
Oliver McMullan Sinn Féin
Margret Anne McKillop SDLP
Joan Baird Ulster Unionist

Co-opted to fill a vacancy since the election.
New party affiliation since the election.
Last update 25 August 2022.

See also


  1. ^ "Presentation of Coat of Arms..." Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council. Retrieved 1 November 2020.
  2. ^ "NI Census 2011 - Key Statistics Summary Report, September 2014" (PDF). NI Statistics and Research Agency. Retrieved 28 September 2014.
  3. ^ Current review of district electoral areas
  4. ^ "Open Council Data UK - Northern Ireland councils". Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  5. ^ Young, Connla (8 July 2020). "Stephanie Quigley resigns from SDLP over abortion". The Irish News. Retrieved 8 July 2020.