Gordon Lyons 2024

Gordon Lyons MLA

Communities Minister


Gordon was elected as a Councillor for the Coast Road DEA of the Mid and East Antrim Council in May 2014, having previously worked within the East Antrim DUP Constituency Advice Centre.

He was appointed to replace Sammy Wilson as MLA for East Antrim in August 2015 and subsequently re-elected in 2017.

In January 2020, Gordon was appointed to the Executive as a Junior Minister. During the temporary stepping down of Edwin Poots from the role, Gordon assumed the position as the Minister for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs. In July 2021 Gordon was appointed as Minister for the Department of the Economy.

Gordon is also a group member on the All-Party groups concerned with Learning disability, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and Modern Slavery.

In February 2024 Gordon was appointed as the Minister for Communities.

Contact Details

Larne Advice Centre

028 2826 7722

Main Street
County Antrim
BT40 1RG

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