Doug is the Ulster Unionist Party Leader and MLA for Upper Bann and the party`s Justice spokesman. Doug sits on the Assembly`s Justice Committee and is also Deputy Chairperson of the Committee for the Executive Office.
Doug is a career soldier having spent thirty-four years in the military and is a keen advocate for ensuring the Armed Forces Covenant is applied in Northern Ireland to the same standard it is applied in the rest of the United Kingdom. Doug remains a member of the Army Reserves serving with 2 R IRISH and holding the rank of Captain.
Councillor Jill Macauley is the chairwoman of the Ulster Unionist Party
Jill was elected to the Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council in 2019 for the Banbridge DEA. Jill already had served three years as a local Councillor for the Mournes DEA of Newry, Mourne and Down District Council.
Jill has represented that Party as Vice Chair of the Council's Environmental Services Committee, and currently sits on the Economic Development and Regeneration Committee and Governance Committee.
Jill also is a member of the Policing and Community Safety Partnership for the Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council area.
From a Business and Marketing background, Jill has strong interests in her local community. Having grown up, worked and now running their family dairy farm and tourist accommodation outside Rathfriland with her husband Robert and four young children, Jill is passionate about working hard to support our rural communities, improving local services for ratepayers, town centre regeneration and support for local businesses. She is always keen to promote the many tourist opportunities within the Council Borough, South Down and indeed Northern Ireland as a whole.
Robin Swann has been Northern Ireland's Minister of Health from 11th January 2020.
A father of two young children, he was first elected as an MLA for North Antrim in 2011.
Before his appointment as Minister he held a number of posts including Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, Chairman of the Employment and Learning Committee, Assembly Commissioner, as well as Party Leader and Chief Whip of the Ulster Unionist Party.
He is an active member of Kells & Connor Community Association and has served as a Board member of the Volunteer Development Agency in Northern Ireland.
John was elected as an Ulster Unionist Party MLA for East Antrim in 2017. He is the Ulster Unionist Party spokesperson on the Committee for the Executive Office.
Before his election to the Assembly, John served as a Councillor representing Carrickfergus since 2011. John also serves as a Reserve Army soldier with the North Irish Horse. He graduated from Cardiff University with a degree in History and has a particular interest in military history. In 2016 John published his first book, The Carrickfergus Roll of Honour, and donated all profits to the Royal British Legion. He is a keen cricketer playing for Carrickfergus Cricket Club and enjoys following Carrick Rangers, Tottenham, and Northern Ireland.
Andy is an MLA for East Belfast and Communities Spokesperson
He was born and raised in East Belfast where he attended Knocknagoney P.S, Avoneil P.S, and Orangefield Secondary School. A former Serviceman, Andy served for 6 years in the Royal Irish Regiment. In 2008 he served in Afghanistan, where he was seriously injured by a Taliban improvised explosive device (I.E.D). He featured in the BBC BAFTA-winning documentary, Wounded, which followed his recovery after being injured in Afghanistan.
He is married to Natalie and they have three children.
As the Ulster Unionist Party Communities spokesperson, he is a member of the communities committee. He is also a member of several all-party groups, within the Assembly. Andy is committed to working hard for East Belfast and operates a busy constituency office serving all the people of East Belfast.
Robbie is the Ulster Unionist Party Deputy Leader and served as Chief Whip from 2019-21. He is the Party Education spokesperson and leads on Mental Health and Young People.
Robbie has been an MLA at Stormont since 2016 but served for 16 years previously in the Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service and for 4 years with the Northern Ireland Prison Service. Prior to that Robbie served his time as a Butcher. Robbie has a degree in Leadership and Management Practice.
Alan was born in East Belfast, the son of a shipyard worker. He has lived in Bangor for the past fifty years. He attended Annadale Grammar School Belfast. He is married with five children and fourteen grandchildren. He proudly served in the part-time RUCR from 1972 to 1986. He was involved in North Down amateur football in various capacities for twenty-five years and served on the IFA. Alan was elected to North Down Borough Council in 1992 as an Independent Unionist representing Ballyholme and Groomsport. In 1995/96 Alan served as Deputy Mayor and in 2000/01 was appointed Mayor. From 1998 to 2009 he served, self-funded, as the only non-USA elected Executive Director of a Washington DC humanitarian organisation called Sister Cities International. In 2009 he attracted their annual conference to Belfast, the first time it had been held outside the USA in sixty years. Almost a thousand delegates from all over the world attended. In 2016 Alan was first elected to the NI Assembly, representing North Down for the Ulster Unionist Party. He has served on the NI Policing Board, been Economy Spokesperson, currently serves on the Assembly Health Committee, and is the party health spokesperson.
Steve was elected to the Assembly in 2016 and works faithfully for all residents in South Antrim. Steve is Chairperson of the NIA Committee for Finance, and Chairs the All-party Groups for Ethnic Minorities and STEM. Steve served as Party Leader from 2019-2021, sits on the British Irish Parliamentary Association and is a board member of Christian Aid Ireland.
Steve is a proud Royal Navy veteran (submarine commander), grandfather and father of four girls. An alumni of Belfast High School, he holds an MPhil and PhD in International Relations from the University of Cambridge (Queens' College) with additional qualifications from the Open University and King's College, London.
Mike has served Strangford since May 2011, topping the poll in 2016. He Chairs the Board of Governors of Movilla High School and is a member of the Ards Suicide Awareness Group and the Ards Peninsula Coastal Erosion Group. With colleagues Jean, Naomi, and Richard, he runs a full-time constituency service from Newtownards.
Mike was Ulster Unionist Party Leader from 2012 to 2017. Currently, he represents the Party on the Policing Board and Stormont's Ad Hoc Committee in a Bill of Rights.
Mike is a former broadcaster, private sector CEO, and Commissioner for Victims and Survivors.