Chair of the Justice Committee
North Antrim Constituency
Paul was elected as a local Councillor to Ballymena Borough Council for the Braid area in 2005, he served as Chairperson on the Ballymena Council Economic Development Committee and he was also a member of the Ballymena DPP and PCSP.
In June 2010 Paul joined the Northern Ireland Assembly to represent the people of North Antrim, as a replacement for Ian Paisley MP, in keeping with the Party’s pledge on multiple mandates.
Paul was successfully re-elected to the Assembly in 2011 and he was the Chair of the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee and served as a member on the Committee for Enterprise, Trade and Investment; Justice Committee; and OFMDFM Committee.
Following the 2016 Assembly Election Paul was appointed as Chair of the Justice Committee.