McGuigan in 2015
|Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly|
for Antrim North
|Assumed office |
30 August 2016
|Preceded by||Daithí McKay|
26 November 2003 – 7 March 2007
|Preceded by||Gardiner Kane|
|Succeeded by||Daithí McKay|
|Political party||Sinn 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. In the 2017 Assembly elections, McGuigan became the first Sinn Féin candidate to top the poll in the North Antrim constituency.