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MCCREA, Rev Dr William

Democratic Unionist Party
 

Member for South Antrim since 2005. Committees: Member, Speaker’s Conference, House of Commons since 2008; Member, Speaker`s Panel of Chairmen House of Commons since 2007; Member, Chairman`s Liaison Committee, NI Assembly since 2007; Chair, Assembly Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development since 2007; Member, Assembly Committee on Procedures 2002-03; Chair, Assembly Committee for the Environment 1998-2003; Member, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dairy Farming. Political career: Member, Northern Ireland Assembly since 2003; Member, Northern Ireland Assembly 1998-2003; MP, South Antrim 2000-01; Member, Northern Ireland Forum for Political Dialogue 1996-98; Member of Parliament, Mid-Ulster 1986-1997, 1983-85. Special political interests: Agriculture, planning, Disability, health, senior citizens, special needs education. Profession/Trade: Minister of Religion. Title/Honours/Decorations: Hon Doctorate of Divinity, Marietta Bible College, Ohio. Education: Cookstown Grammar School; Theological College of Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster. Affiliations: Vice-Chair, DUP Central Executive Committee; Deputy Whip, DUP Assembly Party; Member, Orange Order; Member, Royal Black Institution and Apprentice Boys of Derry. Hobbies: Gospel recording artist, horseriding.
b. 6 August 1948, Stewartstown, County Tyrone. Married with five children and nine grandchildren.

 
  2010     2005  
DUP HOLD Votes % +/- % Votes %
DUP 11,536 33.9 -4.3 14,507 38.2
UCUP – New Force 10,353 30.4 1.3 11,059 29.1
Sinn Fein 4,729 13.9 2.3 4,407 11.6
SDLP 2,955 8.7 3.7 4,706 12.4
Alliance Party 2,607 7.7 0.9 3,278 8.6
Traditional Unionist 1,829 5.4      
Majority 1,183 3.5   3,448 9.1
Turnout 34,009 53.9 -2.8 37,957 56.7
 
 
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