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Mid and East Antrim

Mid and East Antrim
District
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country Northern Ireland
Status District
Incorporated 1 April 2015
Government
 • Type District council
 • Body Mid and East Antrim District Council
Time zone GMT (UTC0)
 • Summer (DST) BST (UTC+1)
Website http://www.midandeastantrim.gov.uk/

Mid and East Antrim is a local government district in Northern Ireland. The district was created on 1 April 2015 by merging the Borough of Ballymena, the Borough of Larne and the Borough of Carrickfergus. The local authority is Mid and East Antrim District Council.

Geography

The district is wholly located in County Antrim, and stretches from the River Bann in the west to the Antrim Coast, taking in the southern part of the Antrim Coast and Glens Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, as well as the major towns of Ballymena and Carrickfergus, and the important port of Larne. The district has an electorate of 89,832[1] and a population of 135,338.[2] The name of the new district was announced on 17 September 2008.

Mid and East Antrim District Council

Mid and East Antrim District Council replaced Ballymena Borough Council, Carrickfergus Borough Council and Larne Borough Council. The first election for the new district council was originally due to take place in May 2009, but in April 2008, Shaun Woodward, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland announced that the scheduled 2009 district council elections were to be postponed until 2011.[3] The first elections took place on 22 May 2014 and the council acted as a shadow authority until 1 April 2015.

See also

References

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  2. ^ http://www.agendani.com/mid-and-east-antrim-a-preview/
  3. ^ , BBC News, April 25, 2008, accessed April 27, 2008Northern Ireland elections are postponed
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