Philip McGuigan
McGuigan in 2015
Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly
for Antrim North
Assumed office
30 August 2016
Preceded byDaithí McKay
In office
26 November 2003 – 7 March 2007
Preceded byGardiner Kane
Succeeded byDaithí McKay
Personal details
Born1973
Political partySinn Féin

Philip McGuigan (born 1973) is a Sinn Féin member of Ballymoney Borough Council in Northern Ireland and MLA. He was raised in Swatragh, County Londonderry.

McGuigan was elected to the Assembly in 2003 representing North Antrim. He was elected to the Ballymoney Council in 2001, aged 27, with the highest vote of any of the 16 elected council and then elected to the Causeway Coast and Glens Council in 2013. He and his family reside in Dunloy. McGuigan was elected in the Assembly elections for North Antrim in 2003 but stood aside before Daithí McKay contested the election on behalf of Sinn Féin in 2007. He was an unsuccessful candidate at the 2005 general election to the House of Commons also for North Antrim. He returned to the Assembly in 2016, replacing McKay following the latter's resignation.[1] In the 2017 Assembly elections, McGuigan became the first Sinn Féin candidate to top the poll in the North Antrim constituency.

References

  1. ^ Profile, sinnfein.ie; accessed 3 March 2017.
Northern Ireland Assembly
Preceded by
Gardiner Kane
MLA for Antrim North
2003–2007
Succeeded by
Daithí McKay
Preceded by
Daithí McKay
MLA for North Antrim
2016–present
Incumbent