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Robert Coulter MLA

Assumed office 
25 June 1998
Preceded by New Creation

Born 1929 (age 80–81)
Political party Ulster Unionist Party
Alma mater Trinity College, Dublin, University of Ulster
Website Coulter UUP

Rev Dr Robert Coulter MLA (born 1929) is a Unionist politician from Northern Ireland.

He is an Ulster Unionist Party MLA for North Antrim. Coulter was born in 1929, making him the second oldest MLA after the Rev. Ian Paisley.

He was educated at Ballymena College, Trinity College, Dublin and the University of Ulster.

He is married with one son and one daughter. He is a retired Presbyterian minister and a former lecturer in religious studies at Belfast Institute for Further and Higher Education.[1]

He was elected a Councillor for Ballymena Borough Council in 1985 and was Mayor of Ballymena from 1993 to 1996.

Coulter was elected Alderman of the Borough of Ballymena in 1996.

He was elected to represent the constituency of North Antrim in the Northern Ireland Forum for Political Dialogue (1996 - 1998)

He was a member of the Health, Social Service and Public Safety Committee in the 1998-2003 Assembly.

Coulter was re-elected to his Assembly seat in 2007.

In 2010, the Reverend Dr. Robert Coulter was honored for his public service with membership in the Civil Division of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.[2]


Political offices
Preceded by
Hubert Nicholl
Mayor of Ballymena
Succeeded by
James Currie
Northern Ireland Assembly
Preceded by
New creation
MLA for Antrim North
1998 -
Succeeded by


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