Mike Nesbitt


Mike is leader of the Ulster Unionist Party and an MLA for Strangford. Elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly in 2011 he is Chair of the Executive Office committee at Stormont.

Before entering into politics Mike was a broadcast journalist and later a Victims Commissioner.

Roy Beggs

East Antrim

Roy is an MLA for East Antrim.  Roy is also a member of the Justice Committee and the NI Assembly Business Trust.  He currently chairs the APG for the Community & Voluntary Sector and is active in a number of community & voluntary groups within East Antrim.

A QUB graduate, Roy worked as a production and technical manager for manufacturing companies, before entering the Assembly in 1998.  He also served as a Local Councillor for 10 years.

Robin Swann

North Antrim

Robin is the Ulster Unionist MLA for North Antrim. He is Chair of the Public Accounts Committee. He is also Chief Whip of the Ulster Unionist Assembly Group.

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.

Andy Allen

East Belfast

Andy is an MLA for East Belfast and Communities spokesperson.

Having served in the military himself, Andy is a strong campaigner on Veterans issues, and established his own Veterans charity which catered for the needs of ex-Service personnel across Northern Ireland.

Sandra Overend

Mid Ulster

Sandra is the Ulster Unionist MLA for Mid Ulster, Party spokesperson for Education.  She is also the Deputy Whip of the Ulster Unionist Assembly Group. 

In her time as Women’s Development officer for the Party, Sandra initiated the Dame Dehra Parker Programme, which encouraged and helped women to play a bigger role in political activism.

Danny Kennedy

Newry and Armagh

Danny Kennedy is the Ulster Unionist MLA for Newry and Armagh.  Danny is Vice-Chair of the Executive Office Committee and Deputy Speaker of the Assembly.

Currently a director of Bessbrook Development Company, he is also a member of the Boards of Governors of Bessbrook Primary School and Newry High School.

Mr Kennedy has a deep interest in matters of Law and Order and Security and he serves on Newry and Mourne District Policing Partnership.

Jo-Anne Dobson

Upper Bann

Jo-Anne was first elected to the Assembly in 2011 and re-elected in 2016 and is an Ulster Unionist MLA for Upper Bann and the Party spokesperson for Health.

She is the Chair of the Northern Ireland Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association and a member and past Chair of the Assembly Audit Committee. 

Jo-Anne holds a number of active roles within numerous Stormont All Party Groups, including Chairing the Cancer and Disability groups.  She is also a member of the Board of Governor at Banbridge Academy. 

Jo-Anne campaigns to promote organ donation.

Ross Hussey

West Tyrone

Ross is the Ulster Unionist MLA for West Tyrone and the Party’s representative on the Policing Board.

Ross is also a member of the Assembly Commission and sits on the Finance Committee.


Jenny Palmer

Lagan Valley

Robbie Butler

Lagan Valley

Robbie was elected to the Assembly in 2016 to represent the constituency of Lagan Valley, before entering politics he had served as a Fire and Rescue Officer with the Northern Ireland Fire Service.

He is the Party spokesperson on mental health.

Philip Smith


Philip was elected in 2016 to represent the Strangford constituency in the Northern Ireland Assembly. Before entering politics Philip enjoyed a varied and successful career in retail, management & training consultancy and latterly in public sector management. He had previously served in local government, including as the last Mayor of Ards.

Philip is the Party spokesperson for Finance.

Doug Beattie

Upper Bann

Doug is the Ulster Unionist MLA for Upper Bann and the party Justice spokesman.  Doug is also on the Assembly committee for Standards and Privileges and presently sits as the Ulster Unionist representative on the Flags, Identity and Culture Commission.

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.



Rosemary Barton

Fermanagh & South Tyrone

Rosemary was elected to the Assembly in 2016 to represent Fermanagh & South Tyrone, and served on Fermanagh and Omagh District Council. Prior to entering politics Rosemary was a school teacher in both Kesh and Enniskillen.

Harold McKee

South Down

Alan Chambers

North Down

Steve Aiken

South Antrim

Steve was elected to the Assembly in 2016 to represent South Antrim. Prior to entering Politics Steve had served as a Royal Navy Commander, as well as the Chief Executive of the British-Irish Chamber of Commerce and held a senior leadership role at a major university.

Steve is the Party spokesperson on the Economy.

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