East Antrim (Assembly constituency)

East Antrim (Irish: Aontroim Thoir, Ulster Scots: East Anthrim) is a constituency in the Northern Ireland Assembly.

East Antrim
Northern Ireland Assembly
Parliamentary Constituency
East Antrim shown within Northern Ireland
Current constituency
Created1996
Seats6 (1996–2016)
5 (2017–)
MLAs
  •   Roy Beggs Jr (UUP)
  •   Stewart Dickson (APNI)
  •   David Hilditch (DUP)
  •   Gordon Lyons (DUP)
  •   John Stewart (UUP)
DistrictsMid and East Antrim Borough Council
Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council

The seat was first used for a Northern Ireland-only election for the Northern Ireland Forum in 1996. Since 1998, it has elected members to the current Assembly.

For Assembly elections prior to 1996, the constituency was largely part of the North Antrim and South Antrim constituencies. From 1997 to 2010 it shared boundaries with the East Antrim UK Parliament constituency; this link was broken by the 2010 Westminster General Election but was restored at the 2011 Assembly elections.

For further details of the history and boundaries of the constituency, see East Antrim (UK Parliament constituency).