Councillor David O'Neill

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04 May 2012
First Elected
06 April 1995


Councillor David O’Neill represents the Irvine West ward and served as Leader of North Ayrshire Council for three terms between 1999 and 2012. During his time as a North Ayrshire Councillor, Mr O’Neill has also served as a member of NHS Ayrshire & Arran Health Board and as Vice-Chair of Scottish Enterprise Ayrshire. Prior to local government re-organisation in 1996, he was a Member of Cunninghame District Council and chaired the Environmental Health Committee and the Economic Development Committee.


Councillor O’Neill currently sits on the Audit & Scrutiny Committee, the Local Development Plan and the Irvine Locality Planning Partnership.


Councillor O’Neill was elected President of the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) in June 2012.


He has no sporting interests and spends far too much time engrossed in local and national politics. Councillor O’Neill worked in the knitwear industry for many years and was a director of a small manufacturing company for 12 years.



Date Location From Until
1st Saturday of every month Cunninghame House *
KA12 8EE
10.00 a.m. 12.00 noon

* Constituents should report to Ground Floor Reception upon arrival

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Election History

Thu 6 Apr 1995 Wed 5 May 1999 Re-elected
Thu 6 May 1999 Wed 30 Apr 2003 Re-elected
Thu 1 May 2003 Wed 2 May 2007 Re-elected
Fri 4 May 2007 Wed 2 May 2012 Re-elected
Fri 4 May 2012 Thu 4 May 2017 End of administration term.

Party Representation History

Scottish Labour PartyFri 4 May 2012 Thu 4 May 2017

Ward Representation History

Ward 01 - Irvine WestThu 6 Apr 1995 Wed 5 May 1999
Ward 01 - Irvine WestThu 6 May 1999 Wed 30 Apr 2003
Ward 01 - Irvine WestThu 1 May 2003 Wed 2 May 2007
Ward 01 - Irvine WestThu 3 May 2007 Wed 2 May 2012
Ward 01 - Irvine WestFri 4 May 2012 Thu 4 May 2017

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04 May 201207 April 2014

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