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The constituency of East Antrim has a population of 84,062.  It stretches along the coastal strip of the northern Belfast Lough and the western side of the North Channel, Belfast is only a few miles away.  East Antrim takes in the whole of Larne and Carrickfergus Borough Council, and also part of Newtownabbey Borough Council.  

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The East Antrim Coast Road begins in Jordanstown, travels through Greenisland, Carrickfergus, Whitehead, Maghermourne, Larne, Ballygally, Glenarm, Carnlough and ends in Bushmills.  It is regarded as Northern Ireland’s most scenic coastal route and plays a major role in Northern Ireland’s tourist industry offering attractions such as the historic Carrickfergus Castle, Carrickfergus Museum, Andrew Jackson Cottage, Ulster Way, Carnfunock Country Park and stunning beaches and forest walks.  The Constituency of East Antrim also hosts the second busiest sea port in the United Kingdom at Larne.  This is an important gateway to Northern Ireland and offers several crossings to and from Scotland for freight and foot passengers.

Location of East Antrim in Northern Ireland