Mid and East Antrim

 

 

Cllr Maureen Morrow

Maureen has been married to Alex for 35 years and has 4 grown up children and 5 grandchildren.
In her working life over the past 30 years she has been a bookkeeper, iCT Trainer and mentor, Hotel Manager, project coordinator and Community Enabler.

Maureen was elected to Larne Borough Council Council in May 2011 and then onto the new Supercouncil in May 2014.
During that time she has had the privilege of serving as Mayor of Larne Borough Council 2013/2014 and Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council 2019/2020. She was also Chair of the Borough Growth committee 2017/2018 and Chair of Peace IV committee.

Maureen is also a founder member of Mid and East Antrim Agewell Project and serves on its Board of Directors.

 

Alderman William McNeilly

William has been an Ulster Unionist councillor since 2001 and a party member for over 40 years. He has represented the Bannside area on both the old Ballymena Borough Council and now on the Mid and East Antrim Council, having twice served as Deputy Mayor. In the 2020/2021 term he is the Chairperson of the Direct Services Committee and also sits on the Policy & Resources Committee. addition to his council duties, William is a farmer.

 

Alderman Robin Cherry MBE

Robin is a farmer in the Braid area of Ballymena and has served on the both the previous Ballymena council and the current Mid and East Antrim Council. He is a past Deputy Mayor, a past president of the Ballymena Chamber of Commerce and was awarded the MBE for services to agriculture.

 

Cllr Keith ( Tina ) Turner

Keith is a former member of the Grenadier Guards and Royal Irish Regiment. He lives in Connor with his wife Karen and daughter Paula. Keith is Chairman of the North Antrim Constituency Association, has served on the Party Executive for 12 years and has been Party Group Leader on MEA Council, where he has served for two years having been co-opted to represent the Larne DEA. Keith has played professional rugby and cricket and now owns a trout fishery. He is a Church warden for St. Saviours C of I in Connor, runs the senior citizens' club and is a sponsor of his local football team. He served as Chairman of the Maine Rivers Trust and is a fervent advocate of countryside and environmental issues. Keith also worked for many years in Africa where he endeavoured to bring peace and stability to rural areas of Northern Kenya and Nigeria.

 

Cllr Andrew Wilson
 

Andrew is the Deputy Mayor of Mid & East Antrim. First elected in 2011, he is now serving his third term as an elected representative for Knockagh DEA. Aged 32, he is engaged and lives in Carrickfergus. He works for East Antrim representative Roy Beggs MLA. Andrew also serves as a Governor for two Primary Schools; retains membership of the local Policing & Community Safety Partnership and volunteers as a Boys’ Brigade Officer.

Outside of politics, Andrew is a keen sports fan and takes an interest in his family farm. He achieved a Master of Law (LL.M) Postgraduate Degree from Queen’s University Belfast in 2013.