Tom Elliott

Fermanagh & South Tyrone

Tom was elected as MP for Fermanagh & South Tyrone in 2015.   He has previously represented the constituency in the Northern Ireland Assembly and at Local Government level.

Prior to entering elected politics, Tom spent eighteen years as a part-time member of the Ulster Defence Regiment and the Royal Irish Regiment.

Danny Kinahan

South Antrim

Danny was elected as MP for South Antrim in 2015.  He has served as a member of the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee and as Chair of the APPG on Education.  Danny has also represented South Antrim in the Northern Ireland Assembly and at Local Government level.

Before joining the Ulster Unionist Party, Danny was an officer in the British Army, serving in Germany, Northern Ireland and the Falklands. He also pursued a career as an arts dealer after he left the Army.

John Stewart

East Antrim

John Stewart represented Carrickfergus at Local Government level from 2011 until he was elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly as a MLA for East Antrim in 2017. 

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.

Alicia Clarke

West Tyrone

Alicia was born and lives in West Tyrone.  She recently completed a BA in politics and an MA in journalism.  Alicia has worked in public affairs, journalism, the Ulster Unionist policy office and West Tyrone constituency office.  She is passionate about giving West Tyrone a new local voice on issues including health, the economy, education and agriculture.  As a young woman she is keen to offer a strong voice for youth and women.

Doug Beattie

Upper Bann

Doug Beattie is a career soldier who joined the Army at the age of 16. He has served around the world most notably in Kosovo, Bosnia, Iraq, Afghanistan and East Africa. He has been awarded a Military Cross, Queens Commendation for Bravery as well as a NATO Meritorious Medal.

He moved into local politics in 2013 and was first elected as a councillor on the Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council before being elected to the Assembly in 2016 and re-elected in 2017.

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 for 16 years.

He is the Party spokesperson on mental health.

Michael Henderson

South Belfast

Michael served in the armed services for 26 years in the Irish Guards, the Royal Irish Rangers and the Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers Sunnyside Street Belfast.

Upon leaving the services he was elected as a Councillor in 1996 and awarded an MBE in 2010 for services to the local community.  He has held the position of Mayor on two occasions and been chairman of all major committees.

Currently employed as Senior Sales Manager for Zenith Hygiene Group. Michael has the responsibility of setting all sales budgets for the company across Ireland.

Hazel Legge

East Belfast

Hazel was born and lives in East Belfast.  She is involved in the local community through various organisations and bodies and is currently Chair of the Board of Governors of Dundonald High School and a Board member of Dundonald Primary School.

In 2014 Hazel was elected to Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council to represent the district of Castlereagh East.

Sam Nicholson

Newry & Armagh

Born in County Armagh, Sam attended Aghavilly Primary School and then went on to study at the Royal School Armagh and Armagh Further Education College. He went to University of Greenwich in London, and then University College Dublin, where he completed his postgraduate studies in architecture.

Sam is a chartered architect and a member of Royal Institute of British Architects, Architects Registration Board and Royal Society of Ulster architects and is currently a director of DA Architects LTD with offices in both Larne and Armagh.

Sam entered politics in 2014 when he was elected to Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, representing Armagh DEA.

Harold McKee

South Down

Harold McKee is the candidate for South Down.  He has represented the constituency at Local Government and in the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Harold is a member of the Northern Ireland Blue Cattle Club, has represented NI on the British Blue Cattle Council UK & is a strong advocate of the fishing & farming industries.

Mike Nesbitt


Mike was first elected to the Strangford constituency in the Northern Ireland Assembly in 2011. He has chaired the Executive Office Committee, which is the main scrutiny body of the work of the First and deputy First Ministers.

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

Mark Glasgow

Mid Ulster

Mark Glasgow attended Orritor Primary School and Cookstown High School.  He is a member of Montober Orange Lodge and Montober Royal Black Perceptory and is also a member of Orritor Presbyterian Church.

Mark was elected to Mid Ulster District Council in 2014 to represent Cookstown DEA.

Richard Holmes

East Londonderry

Raised on a family farm, near Garvagh, Richard is an Agricultural Economics & Management graduate of QUB with an MBA from UUJ. Richard has been a member of the Ulster Unionist Party since 1991.

A Managing Director of an Antrim based manufacturer, Richard is responsible for almost 200 people. In 26 years the company has grown from a start up to market leader, selling its products throughout the UK, Ireland and into Europe.

First elected in 2011, he brings six years’ experience of working in local government. Keen to ensure that families do not endure financial hardship he is a strong advocate of cutting red tape and reducing waste.

Jackson Minford

North Antrim

After a career in the Roads Service as a traffic engineer lasting 43 years, Jackson has a wealth of experience in understanding how Government works and the challenges faced by declining budgets.

Between 1929 and 1972 Jackson's father and Grandfather were continuously elected and re-elected to the Northern Ireland Parliament at Stormont. Continuing a family tradition of public service Jackson's focus will be to replace the jobs lost to North Antrim through the closure of factories such as JTI and Michelin, the need to regenerate our town centres and investment in Health and Education.

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