Democratic Unionist Party from Jan 1971 to May 2005. He was MP for North Antrim from 1970 and a Northern Ireland Assembly Member for the constituency from 1998.
In the 2015 general election, Paisley was re-elected with a majority of 11,546. 
1976 dirty tricks allegations
- Democratic Unionist Party
- Ulster Workers Council - Co-ordinating Committee May 1974
- All-Party Parliamentary Group for Apprenticeships, Member
- Parliamentary Space Committee (An All-Party Parliamentary Group) - Vice-chair 
- Ian Paisley: Electoral history and profile, guardian.co.uk, accessed 26 July 2009.
- Ian Paisley, They Work For You.com, accessed 26 July 2009.
- Ian Paisley Jnr Express, accessed 18 May 2015
- ]http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/commons/1976/feb/19/northern-ireland-office#S5CV0905P0_19760219_HOC_481 Northern Ireland Office], Hansard, 19 February 1976.
- Sarah Priddy, PIL: Current Members Related to Other Current or Former Members - Commons Library Standard Note, 13 September 2013.
- Space APPG Register Feb 16, www.parliament.uk, accessed 19 February 2016