South Antrim Constituency
Paul was a member of Newtownabbey Borough Council from 1997 until December 2013 representing Ballyclare. During this time Paul was elected as Mayor.
In July 2010 Paul joined the Northern Ireland Assembly for the second time, to represent the people of South Antrim, as a replacement for William McCrea MP, in keeping with the Party’s pledge on multiple mandates.
Paul was re-elected to the Assembly in 2011 and has served as the Private Secretary to the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister; Chair of the Finance and personnel committee; and a member of the Public Accounts Committee.
Paul also represents the Party on:
the Assembly All Party Group on Construction
the Assembly All Party Group on Learning Disability.