Mayor's Office

Mayor and Deputy Mayor

At the Council's AGM on Monday 7 June 2021 a new Mayor and Deputy Mayor were elected for Mid and East Antrim to serve for the 2021/22 period.

Mayor Councillor William McCaughey

DUP Councillor William McCaughey has taken over the chain of office at Mid and East Antrim Borough Council after being elected as Mayor at Council’s Annual General Meeting on Monday 7 June 2021.

Speaking about the prestigious appointment, the newly elected Mayor, Councillor McCaughey said:

I’m honoured to take up the chain of office for the great borough of Mid and East Antrim.

“It is my job as Mayor to deliver for all the citizens living here and I am committed to ensuring the promotion of our Borough for the fantastic assets we have here on our doorstep.

“I look forward to working along with the Deputy Mayor, Elected Members, Council Officers and the citizens of our Borough to ensuring a safe, strong and sustainable Mid and East Antrim, one that is open for business and poised for growth.

“It is also an honour to be taking on this role as we celebrate the Centenary of Northern Ireland.”

Mayor of Mid & East Antrim, Councillor William McCaughey


Deputy Mayor Councillor Matthew Armstrong

Councillor Armstrong said: “It is an absolute privilege to be taking on the role of Deputy Mayor and I am committed to supporting the Mayor and all who live and invest in our Borough.

“As we ease our way out of the pandemic it is a key priority for me and for Council that the support network that has been in place for well over a year continues its job of work and we look forward collectively towards a return to normality as quickly as possible.”


Deputy Mayor of Mid & East Antrim, Councillor Matthew Armstrong