Democratic Unionist Party
An MLA for South Antrim, Paul Girvan was first elected in 2003 and later returned to Stormont when he was co-opted into the Northern Ireland Assembly in 2010 to replace William McCrea before being elected in 2011, 2016 and again in 2017. He was previously appointed Private Secretary to the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister. He recently sat on the Committee for Infrastructure and the Finance Committee. Mr Girvan is a former mayor of Newtownabbey.