David McClarty, MLA
MLA for East Londonderry
Coleraine, Northern Ireland
Biography: Until January 1, 2011 David McClarty was an Ulster Unionist Party member of the Northern Ireland Assembly (1998–present) for East Londonderry and was the Ulster Unionist Party’s chief whip at the Assembly but is now an independent. On 8 May 2007 he was elected as one of the three Deputy Speakers of the Assembly. McClarty served on the Enterprise, Trade and Investment Committee and the Environment Committee in the Assembly from 1998 to 2002.
McClarty is originally from Coleraine and was educated at Coleraine Academical Institution and Magee College. McClarty was first elected to Coleraine Borough Council in 1989, and held the post of Mayor from 1993 to 1995. He was made a Freeman of the City of London in 1994.
In 2011, he was re-elected as an Independent for the Northern Ireland Assembly.