William McCrea

William McCrea

Constituency

South Antrim

Party

Democratic Unionist Party

Address as

Dr McCrea

Contact details

Westminster

House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
Tel: 020 7219 8525
Fax: 020 7219 2347
william.mccrea.mp@parliament.uk

Constituency

5-7 School Street, The Square, Ballyclare, BT39 9BE
Tel: 028 9334 2727
Fax: 028 9334 2707

Biography

Electoral history

Member for Mid Ulster 1983 to 17 December 1985 (resigned seat in protest against Anglo-Irish Agreement), 23 January 1986 by-election to 1997. Contested Mid Ulster 1997 general election. MP for South Antrim 21 September 2000 by-election to 2001, for South Antrim 2005-10, for South Antrim (revised boundary) since 6 May 2010 general election

Parliamentary career

Member, Public Accounts Commission -2011; DUP: Spokesperson for: Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 2005-10, Local Government 2009-10; Shadow Leader of the House/House Issues 2009-; Spokesperson for Justice and Home Affairs 2010-; Shadow Deputy Prime Minister 2012-

Party groups

Vice-chair, DUP Central Executive Committee 1998-; Member, DUP Environmental Policy Group 1998-; Chair, DUP Group on Review of Public Administration, Northern Ireland 2006-

Select committees

Member: Chairmen's Panel/Panel of Chairs 2006-, Joint Committee on the Draft House of Lords Reform Bill 2011-

Councils, public bodies

Board of Governors, Magherafelt High School; Magherafelt District Council: Councillor 1973-2010, Chair 1977-81, 2002-03

Political interests

Agriculture, health, elderly issues, environment, special needs education, planning

Countries of interest

USA

General Election 2010 - South Antrim

Name Party Votes %
McCrea, William DUP 11536 33.79%
Empey, Reg UCUNF 10353 30.33%
McLaughlin, Mitchel Sinn Féin 4729 13.86%
Byrne, Michelle SDLP 2955 8.66%
Lawther, Alan All 2607 7.64%
Lucas, Mel TUV 1829 5.36%
Result DUP Hold (3.64% from DUP to UCUNF)