Coordinates: 54°50′42″N 5°48′40″W / 54.845°N 5.811°W / 54.845; -5.811

East Antrim
Northern Ireland Assembly
Parliamentary Constituency
EastAntrimConstituency.svg
East Antrim shown within Northern Ireland
Current constituency
Created1996
Seats6 (1996–2016)
5 (2017–)
MLAs
DistrictsMid and East Antrim Borough Council
Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council

East Antrim (Irish: Aontroim Thoir, Ulster Scots: East Anthrim) is a constituency in the Northern Ireland Assembly.

The seat was first used for a Northern Ireland-only election for the Northern Ireland Forum in 1996. Since 1998, it has elected members to the current Assembly.

For Assembly elections prior to 1996, the constituency was largely part of the North Antrim and South Antrim constituencies. From 1997 to 2010 it shared boundaries with the East Antrim UK Parliament constituency; this link was broken by the 2010 Westminster General Election but was restored at the 2011 Assembly elections.

For further details of the history and boundaries of the constituency, see East Antrim (UK Parliament constituency).

Members

Election MLA
(party)
MLA
(party)
MLA
(party)
MLA
(party)
MLA
(party)
MLA
(party)
1996 Seán Neeson
(Alliance Party)
Thomas Robinson
(UUP)
May Steele
(UUP)
5 seats
1996–1998
May Beattie
(DUP)
Jack McKee
(DUP)
1998 Ken Robinson
(UUP)
Roy Beggs Jr
(UUP)
Danny O'Connor
(SDLP)
Roger Hutchinson
(UKUP)
David Hilditch
(DUP)
2003 George Dawson
(DUP)
Sammy Wilson
(DUP)
2007
May 2007
co-option
Alastair Ross
(DUP)
2011 Stewart Dickson
(Alliance Party)
Oliver McMullan
(Sinn Féin)
August 2015
co-option
Gordon Lyons
(DUP)
2016
2017 John Stewart
(UUP)
5 seats
2017–present
2022 Danny Donnelly
(Alliance Party)

Note: The columns in this table are used only for presentational purposes, and no significance should be attached to the order of columns. For details of the order in which seats were won at each election, see the detailed results of that election.

Elections

Northern Ireland Assembly

2022

2022 Assembly election: East Antrim – 5 seats[1]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5
UUP John Stewart 15.40% 6,195 6,267 8,459    
DUP Gordon Lyons 15.55% 6,256 6,281 6,555 6,873  
Alliance Stewart Dickson 12.57% 5,059 5,643 5,910 6,370 7,207
Alliance Danny Donnelly 10.50% 4,224 4,759 4,844 5,001 6,784
DUP David Hilditch 14.07% 5,662 5,690 6,110 6,500 6,544
TUV Norman Boyd 9.10% 3,661 3,699 4,007 4,408 4,467
Sinn Féin Oliver McMullan 9.13% 3,675 4,154 4,171 4,180  
UUP Roy Beggs Jr 8.82% 3,549 3,634      
SDLP Siobhán McAlister 2.98% 1,200        
Green (NI) Mark Bailey 1.87% 754        
Electorate: 67,699   Valid: 40,235 (59.43%)   Spoilt: 458   Quota: 6,706   Turnout: 40,693 (60.11%)  

2017

2017 Assembly election: East Antrim – 5 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
DUP David Hilditch 16.03% 6,000 6,037 6,248            
Alliance Stewart Dickson 11.17% 4,179 4,616 4,658 5,065 5,171 6,783      
UUP Roy Beggs Jr 13.68% 5,121 5,272 5,589 5,714 6,156 6,324      
DUP Gordon Lyons 10.29% 3,851 3,869 4,068 4,078 4,473 4,490 4,513.94 7,553.94  
UUP John Stewart 9.02% 3,377 3,479 3,709 3,788 4,131 4,260 4,599.72 5,034.99 6,343.88
Sinn Féin Oliver McMullan 9.89% 3,701 3,750 3,752 4,278 4,292 4,523 4,690.58 4,698.58 4,700.77
DUP Stephen Ross 8.85% 3,313 3,334 3,527 3,539 3,816 3,825 3,834.12    
Alliance Danny Donnelly 4.86% 1,817 2,087 2,105 2,470 2,515        
UKIP Noel Jordan 4.22% 1,579 1,653 1,933 1,955          
SDLP Margaret Anne McKillop 4.07% 1,524 1,633 1,653            
TUV Ruth Wilson 4.24% 1,534 1,587              
Green (NI) Dawn Patterson 2.08% 777                
Labour Alternative Conor Sheridan 1.05% 393                
NI Conservatives Alan Dunlop 0.41% 152                
Independent Ricky Best 0.28% 106                
Electorate: 62,933   Valid: 37,424 (59.47%)   Spoilt: 412   Quota: 6,238   Turnout: 37,836 (60.12%)  

2016

2016 Assembly election: East Antrim – 6 seats[3]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
DUP David Hilditch 18.22% 5,906                      
DUP Gordon Lyons 10.71% 3,472 4,323.76 4,362.49 4,372.7 4,488.33 4,500.96 4,512.17 4,857.17        
UUP Roy Beggs Jr 11.87% 3,848 3,935.78 4,011.99 4,031.99 4,280.04 4,327.46 4,342.67 4,707.67        
Alliance Stewart Dickson 9.61% 3,115 3,126.34 3,130.34 3,196.34 3,224.34 3,504.55 3,745.97 3,778.18 3,780.55 5,233.55    
DUP Alastair Ross 7.17% 2,323 2,498.98 2,536.71 2,545.71 2,580.18 2,592.39 2,607.39 2,883.37 3,071.39 3,107.86 3,173.14 4,096.44
Sinn Féin Oliver McMullan 8.12% 2,633 2,633.42 2,634.42 2,679.42 2,691.42 2,721.42 3,280.42 3,282.42 3,282.42 3,469.63 3,628.99 3,672.27
UKIP Noel Jordan 6.81% 2,207 2,249.63 2,423.68 2,450.68 2,452.1 2,502.31 2,521.31 2,929.62 2,953.32 2,986.11 3,053.31 3,567.48
UUP John Stewart 6.12% 1,985 2,013.56 2,051.61 2,071.61 2,269.45 2,307.45 2,321.45 2,534.55 2,545.61 2,621.61 2,926.89  
Alliance Danny Donnelly 5.04% 1,632 1,634.31 1,635.31 1,710.31 1,729.31 1,909.31 2,220.31 2,241.31 2,242.1      
TUV Ruth Wilson 5.07% 1,643 1,658.75 1,711.96 1,721.96 1,771.59 1,787.59 1,795.59          
SDLP Margaret Anne McKillop 3.79% 1,229 1,230.05 1,232.05 1,291.05 1,305.26 1,380.26            
Green (NI) Dawn Patterson 2.14% 693 694.68 704.68 878.68 886.68              
UUP Maureen Morrow 2.22% 719 724.46 735.67 746.67                
Labour Alternative Conor Sheridan 1.70% 551 551.42 557.42                  
PUP Jim McCaw 1.40% 455 463.19                    
Electorate: 64,194   Valid: 32,411 (50.49%)   Spoilt: 333   Quota: 4,631   Turnout: 32,744 (51.01%)  

2011

2011 Assembly election: East Antrim – 6 seats[4]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
DUP Sammy Wilson 24.74% 7,181                  
DUP David Hilditch 11.33% 3,288 4,218.52                
DUP Alastair Ross 5.54% 1,608 2,566.47 2,641.64 2,645.5 2,937.98 4,266.98        
Alliance Stewart Dickson 9.95% 2,889 2,976.72 3,162.16 3,410.17 3,480.32 3,519.67 3,526.67 3,533.69 4,776.69  
UUP Roy Beggs Jr 10.48% 3,042 3,349.45 3,450.33 3,468.62 3,839.29 4,037.35 4,080.35 4,125.17 4,194.17  
Sinn Féin Oliver McMullan 8.16% 2,369 2,379.32 2,416.75 2,917.47 2,925.33 2,931.05 2,931.05 2,931.29 3,249.8 3,388.8
UUP Rodney McCune 6.38% 1,851 1,958.07 2,029.65 2,038.08 2,343.26 2,417.54 2,446.54 2,462.92 2,603.11 2,890.11
Alliance Gerardine Mulvenna 5.58% 1,620 1,689.23 1,869.1 2,313.68 2,356.4 2,388.73 2,391.73 2,394.43    
DUP Gordon Lyons 4.55% 1,321 1,601.36 1,716.26 1,733.41 1,972.69          
TUV Ruth Wilson 4.64% 1,346 1,509.4 1,650.84 1,653.84            
SDLP Justin McCamphill 4.59% 1,333 1,344.61 1,433.33              
Green (NI) Daniel Donnelly 2.29% 664 685.07                
BNP Steven Moore 1.76% 511 545.83                
Electorate: 61,617   Valid: 29,023 (47.10%)   Spoilt: 401   Quota: 4,147   Turnout: 29,424 (47.75%)  

2007

2007 Assembly election: East Antrim – 6 seats[5]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
DUP Sammy Wilson 22.49% 6,755                        
DUP George Dawson 13.87% 4,167 4,777.56                      
DUP David Hilditch 9.09% 2,732 4,165.16 4,586.84                    
Alliance Seán Neeson 10.37% 3,114 3,171.6 3,176.64 3,193.54 3,252.88 3,321.4 3,530.18 3,603 3,756 5,191      
UUP Roy Beggs Jr 10.24% 3,076 3,164.56 3,182.76 3,276.1 3,304.22 3,361.08 3,438.3 3,623.68 3,632.04 3,753.3 4,039.53 5,114.53  
UUP Ken Robinson 6.26% 1,881 1,955.52 1,962.24 2,022.04 2,036.3 2,102.82 2,135 2,344.92 2,350.92 2,447.02 2,720.2 3,411.69 4,195.15
SDLP Danny O'Connor 5.89% 1,769 1,774.76 1,775.04 1,778.16 1,806.24 1,821.5 1,881.5 1,892.76 2,773.76 2,887.12 3,152.47 3,267.81 3,297.91
UUP Mark Dunn 5.38% 1,617 1,690.44 1,698.56 1,746.66 1,791.14 1,824.18 1,865.26 2,053.48 2,061.48 2,103.34 2,175.55    
Alliance Stewart Dickson 5.41% 1,624 1,636.96 1,638.36 1,642.52 1,683.52 1,722.60 1,919.46 1,959.74 1,983.74        
Sinn Féin Oliver McMullan 3.89% 1,168 1,168.36 1,168.36 1,168.36 1,176.36 1,179.36 1,203.36 1,206.36          
UK Unionist Thomas Robinson 2.43% 731 770.96 775.16 814.94 842.42 902.12 937.72            
Green (NI) Mark Bailey 2.04% 612 621 622.96 628.42 725.98 793              
NI Conservatives Tim Lewis 1.31% 395 405.8 409.16 418.78 453.4                
Independent John Anderson 1.32% 398 408.44 409.56 416.84                  
Electorate: 56,666   Valid: 30,039 (53.01%)   Spoilt: 254   Quota: 4,292   Turnout: 30,293 (53.46%)  

2003

2003 Assembly election: East Antrim – 6 seats[6]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
UUP Roy Beggs Jr 16.72% 5,175                            
DUP Sammy Wilson 14.68% 4,544                            
UUP Ken Robinson 6.66% 2,062 2,156 2,158 2,164 2,192 2,204 2,223 2,251 2,346 2,450 2,452 2,531 2,560 2,786 4,838
Alliance Seán Neeson 7.04% 2,180 2,208 2,209 2,235 2,258 2,368 2,425 2,518 2,568 2,604 2,663 2,713 3,920 4,025 4,265
DUP David Hilditch 9.23% 2,856 2,883 2,940 2,943 2,964 2,975 2,980 3,003 3,100 3,189 3,189 3,429 3,465 4,034 4,142
DUP George Dawson 10.22% 3,163 3,197 3,219 3,224 3,238 3,244 3,273 3,292 3,382 3,472 3,472 3,652 3,671 4,061 4,128
SDLP Danny O'Connor 7.84% 2,428 2,433 2,433 2,441 2,442 2,481 2,494 2,536 2,545 2,556 3,204 3,215 3,252 3,298 3,332
UUP Roy McCune 5.32% 1,646 2,094 2,095 2,103 2,134 2,151 2,190 2,223 2,315 2,425 2,430 2,492 2,553 2,720  
Independent Jack McKee 4.68% 1,449 1,467 1,471 1,471 1,473 1,475 1,506 1,602 1,627 1,745 1,748 1,974 1,984    
Alliance Stewart Dickson 3.85% 1,192 1,215 1,216 1,243 1,267 1,329 1,363 1,398 1,411 1,431 1,440 1,460      
Independent Roger Hutchinson 3.27% 1,011 1,019 1,020 1,023 1,031 1,036 1,061 1,101 1,150 1,180 1,182        
Sinn Féin Oliver McMullan 2.48% 768 768 768 769 770 775 776 778 778 779          
UK Unionist Thomas Robinson 1.82% 564 574 575 575 591 595 603 632 652            
PUP Carolyn Howarth 1.73% 534 540 540 543 550 566 574 591              
Independent Lindsay Mason 1.18% 364 368 368 385 394 409 515                
Independent John Anderson 1.12% 348 353 354 364 372 389                  
NI Women's Coalition Anne Monaghan 0.99% 307 309 310 341 348                    
NI Conservatives Alan Greer 0.63% 196 202 202 211                      
Green (NI) Andrew Frew 0.53% 165 166 166                        
Electorate: 55,473   Valid: 30,952 (55.80%)   Spoilt: 391   Quota: 4,422   Turnout: 31,343 (56.50%)  

1998

1998 Assembly election: East Antrim – 6 seats[7]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
UUP Roy Beggs Jr 16.19% 5,764                        
Alliance Seán Neeson 14.73% 5,247                        
DUP David Hilditch 13.69% 4,876 4,918.46 4,921.46 4,943.56 4,953.67 4,955.77 5,036.91 5,214.91          
UUP Ken Robinson 6.69% 2,384 2,622.59 2,623.7 2,653.02 2,690.9 2,696.72 2,768.7 3,120.84 3,566.11 4,272.22 4,289.22 6,275.22  
UK Unionist Roger Hutchinson 8.05% 2,866 2,902.19 2,903.19 2,947.62 2,974.84 2,975.83 3,012.30 3,133.69 3,430.28 3,565.98 3,604.98 3,855.39 4,220.39
SDLP Danny O'Connor 5.91% 2,106 2,108.2 2,111.2 2,116.2 2,190.42 2,210.73 2,879.33 2,948.77 2,977.09 3,652.01 3,652.01 3,896.71 4,190.71
DUP Jack McKee 8.46% 3,013 3,042.7 3,043.7 3,050.14 3,079.13 3,079.94 3,154.57 3,289.9 3,551.23 3,627.75 3,681.75 3,905.34 4,142.34
UUP May Steele 6.74% 2,399 2,504.05 2,506.16 2,534.38 2,594.93 2,601.17 2,629.36 2,803.48 3,125.82 3,547.92 3,561.92    
Alliance Stewart Dickson 5.39% 1,921 1,943.77 1,950.77 1,984.19 2,069.3 2,174.42 2,232.87 2,429.58 2,744.26        
Ind U James Brown 4.41% 1,571 1,673.08 1,674.08 1,703.4 1,723.51 1,730.02 1,785.77 1,987.57          
PUP William Greer 4.02% 1,432 1,455.54 1,458.54 1,477.42 1,503.64 1,507.48 1,703.12            
Sinn Féin Chrissie McAuley 2.09% 746 746.11 746.11 746.11 763.11 764.4              
Ulster Democratic Tommy Kirkham 1.67% 596 605.79 605.79 610.79 624.01 625.09              
Independent Lindsay Mason 1.19% 424 427.74 431.74 440.74                  
NI Conservatives Terence Dick 0.65% 233 242.46 243.57                    
Natural Law James McKissock 0.09% 32 32.33                      
Electorate: 59,313   Valid: 35,610 (60.04%)   Spoilt: 493   Quota: 5,088   Turnout: 36,103 (60.87%)  

1996 forum

Successful candidates are shown in bold.[8]

Party Candidate(s) Votes Percentage
UUP May Steele
Thomas Robinson
James Brown
Eric Ferguson
David Fleck
10,036 30.1
DUP Jack McKee
May Beattie
Noel McAllister
9,557 28.7
Alliance Seán Neeson
Stewart Dickson
Amelia Kelly
Bill McKimmon
Janet Crampsey
3,957 11.9
PUP William Donaldson
William Hamilton
William Greer
George Ferguson
William Adamson
2,254 6.8
SDLP Danny O'Connor
Mary White
2,213 6.6
UK Unionist Mark Dingwall
Arthur Cowden
2,041 6.1
Ulster Democratic Tommy Kirkham
Joe English
1,141 3.4
Sinn Féin Mary Davey
Martin Meehan
Una Gillespie
619 1.9
NI Women's Coalition Angela Hegarty
Jaqueline Weir
Carmel Gallagher
323 1.0
NI Conservatives Sam Crowe
Donald Tomb
271 0.8
Green (NI) Sharon Morrow
Jenny McMillan
Paddy Agnew
224 0.7
Labour coalition William McClinton
Joseph Watson
218 0.6
Independent DUP Neville Steel
Allen Boyland
107 0.3
Democratic Partnership Maureen Sykes
Rachel McKeown
102 0.3
Ulster Independence Cecil Kane
Victor King
86 0.3
Independent McMullan William Cunning
James Simmons
81 0.2
Workers' Party Austin Kelly
Brendan Heaney
69 0.2
Democratic Left Kevin Smyth
Eamon Lynch
33 0.1
Natural Law John Collins
Andrea Gribben
14 0.0
Independent Chambers Georgina Strain
Hudson Strain
5 0.0

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