David Burnside

Former UUP MLA for South Antrim

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Former UUP MLA for South Antrim, Former UUP MP for South Antrim

Entered the House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 11 April 2005 — General election (stood again)

Entered the Assembly on 26 November 2003 — General election

Left the Assembly on 1 June 2009 — Resigned

Party was UUP until 22 Jun 2003; Independent Ulster Unionist until 8 Jan 2004


Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 Apr 2005.

1. Remunerated directorships
David Burnside Associates Ltd.; communications consultancy including occasional parliamentary and governmental advice to clients in UK and overseas. (£50,001-£55,000)
Unremunerated director of New Century Holdings Ltd.; which is the holding company for David Burnside Associates Ltd., and a number of non-trading subsidiary companies owned by New Century Holdings Ltd.
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Elected 26 November 2003 as a Member of the Northern Ireland Legislative Assembly at Stormont.
3. Clients
Of David Burnside Associates Ltd.:
OAG Worldwide Limited (flight schedule information)
The British Horseracing Board (until 15 September 2004)
Renewable Energy Foundation (from 15 July 2004)
6. Overseas visits
27-29 October 2004, air travel from UK to Lebanon and accommodation received from British Mediterranean Airways for its 10<SUP>th anniversary. (Registered 1 November 2004)
8. Land and Property
Farmland at Co. Antrim, from which rental income is received.
9. Registrable shareholdings
(a) New Century Holdings Ltd.
10. Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Parliamentary Representative of the Belfast Airport Police Association (unremunerated).

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