William McCrea MP South Antrim, Democratic Unionist Party, DUP Shadow Deputy Prime Minister; Spokesperson for Justice and Home Affairs and for House Issues


  • Tel 020 7219 8525

  • Fax 020 7219 2347

  • Email:

  • Constituency address

    5-7 School Street, The Square, Ballyclare BT39 9BE United Kingdom
  • Parliamentary address

    House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA United Kingdom
William McCrea

Most spoken phrases

Last updated 3rd Jun 2009

  1. Israeli settlements
  2. Northcote Road shops
  3. Dangerous dogs petition
  4. Clapham Junction tube
  5. Heathrow expansion
  6. Health services
  7. Fly tipping

This information is based on the most frequently spoken phrases by this representative.


  • Born:

  • Positions

    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-.
  • House of Commons Select Committees

    Panel of Chairs.
  • 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. Member for South Antrim 21 September 2000 by-election to 2001. Contested South Antrim 2001 general election. Member for South Antrim 2005-10, for South Antrim (revised boundary) since 6 May 2010 general election.
  • Political interests

    Agriculture, health, elderly issues, environment, special needs education, planning.
  • 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-.
  • Countries of interest


Election record for South Antrim, 05 Jun 2010

Party Percentage of votes
Democratic Unionist Party 33.79%
UCUNF 30.33%
Sinn Féin 13.86%
Name Party Votes % of votes
McCrea, William Democratic Unionist Party 11,536 33.79
Empey, Reg UCUNF 10,353 30.33
McLaughlin, Mitchel Sinn Féin 4,729 13.86
Byrne, Michelle Social Democratic & Labour Party 2,955 8.66
Lawther, Alan All 2,607 7.64
Lucas, Mel TUV 1,829 5.36
Majority 1,183 votes
Electorate 63,054
Turnout (34,143) 54.15%

Registered interests

Registrable shareholdings: Olive Tree International Property Ltd, Swindon.

Land and Property: Farmland in Co. Tyrone, from which rental income is received. Furnished holiday letting in Cotswolds from which rental income is received Commercial property in England from which rental income is received

Remunerated employment, office, profession etc: Minister, Calvary Free Presbyterian Church, Mullaghboy Hill, Magherafelt. £460 per week plus £225 Manse rent allowance; telephone, heating and expenses. Hours: 12 hours per week Councillor, Magherafelt District Council, 50 Ballyroman Road, Magherafelt BT45 6EN. £440.54 per month (net) Member, District Policing Partnership, Magherafelt Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly, Stormont, Belfast

Remunerated directorships: Bethany Development; property company Daybreak Recording Brookvale Associates; small family farm

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