John McCallister MLA South Down, Independent


  • Tel 028 9058 8373

  • Email:

  • Constituency address

    29a Central Promenade, Newcastle BT33 0AA United Kingdom
  • Parliamentary address

    Parliament Buildings, Stormont, Belfast BT4 3XX United Kingdom
John McCallister

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

    UUP: Spokesperson for: Health and Social Services 2008-11, Social Development 2010-11, Health 2011-12; Chief Whip 2011-12.
  • NI Assembly Committee

    Finance and Personnel.
  • Electoral history

    MLA for South Down 2007-11, and for South Down since 5 May 2011.
  • Political interests

    Farming, fishing, hospitals, infrastructure, schools, economy.
  • Party groups

    Ulster Unionist Party: Member 2005-13, Deputy Leader, Assembly Party 2010-12, Contested leadership election 2012, Resigned from UUP 14 February 2013; Sat as an Independent 14 February-6 June 2013; NI21: Deputy leader 2013-14, Resigned NI21 Whip July 2014; Now sits as Independent July 2014-.
  • All party groups (office-holding)

    Chair, Construction Group 2008-11; Treasurer, Autism Assembly Group 2009-11; Vice-chair, Diabetes Assembly Group 2009-11; Secretary, Cancer Group 2009-11.
  • International bodies

    Member, British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly.

Election record for South Down, 05 May 2011

Party Percentage of votes
Social Democratic & Labour Party 35.8%
Sinn Fein 30.9%
Democratic Unionist Party 12.5%
Name Party Seats Votes % of votes
Karen McKevitt, Margaret Ritchie Social Democratic & Labour Party 2 14,927 35.8
Willie Clarke, Caitriona Ruane Sinn Fein 2 12,887 30.9
Jim Wells Democratic Unionist Party 1 5,200 12.5
John McCallister Ulster Unionist Party 1 4,409 10.6
Turnout 56.8%

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