Stewart Dickson, who was a member of Carrickfergus Borough Council for over 30 years, remains an MLA after being first elected to the Assembly in 2011. He has served as chief whip of the party's Assembly group and a member of the Justice and regional Development Committees. He was also vice chair of the all party groups on diabetes international development. A peace campaigner, he has worked with groups including Counteract and the Peace People and was previously a senior employment relations manager in the Labour Relations Agency. Mr Dickson is an elder in Greenisland Presbyterian Church.