Steve Aiken

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Steve Aiken
Ulster Unionist Chief Whip
Assumed office
8 April 2017
Preceded by Robin Swann
Member of the Legislative Assembly
for South Antrim
Assumed office
May 2016
Preceded by Adrian Cochrane-Watson
Personal details
Born Stephen Ronald Aiken
(1962-06-16) 16 June 1962 (age 56)
Ballyclare, Northern Ireland
Nationality British
Political party Ulster Unionist Party
Children 4
Alma mater Britannia Royal Naval College
King's College London
Cambridge University
Profession Naval Commander
Military service
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Royal Navy
Unit Submarine Service

Stephen Ronald "Steve" Aiken OBE MLA (born 16 June 1962) is a Ulster Unionist Party politician from Northern Ireland. He has been an MLA for South Antrim since the 2016 election. Before politics he served in the Royal Navy.[1]

He was educated at Belfast High School, King's College London (MA Defence Studies, 2001) and the University of Cambridge (MPhil, 2013; PhD, 2016).[citation needed]


Northern Ireland Assembly
Preceded by
Adrian Cochrane-Watson
Member of the Legislative Assembly
for South Antrim