Chair of the Health Committee.
North Belfast Constituency
Paula was first elected to Newtownabbey Borough Council in 2005 to represent the Antrim Line DEA and served as Deputy Mayor in 2009 -10 and Mayor of the Borough in 2010 -11. Paula was successfully re-elected to the Council in 2011, stepping down in 2013 in line with the DUP’s policy on multiple mandates.
In May 2011 Paula was successfully elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly to represent the people of North Belfast.
Paula was appointed as Vice-Chair of the Health Committee in September 2014 and after the 2016 Assembly Election she was appointed as Chair.
Paula also represents the Party on the following positions:
• Assembly All Party Group Chairperson on the All Party Group on UNSCR 1325 Women, Peace and Security.
• Assembly All Party Group Secretary on the All Party Group on Sexual Health