Ulster Unionist Party

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Ulster Unionist Party

Older of the two main unionist political parties in Northern Ireland add

Category: Politics

Founded in 2010.

Countries: United Kingdom (67%), Ireland (28%), Europe (2%)

Main connections: Northern Ireland, Trevor Ringland, Sinn Fein

Linked to: Conservative Party, Protestant Unionist Party, Alliance Party of Northern Ireland, Irish Unionist Party

 

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2010

At the 2010 General Election, the Conservatives and Unionists won no seats in Northern Ireland add something

 

The Irish political magazine, the Phoenix, described Elliott as a "blast from the past" and that his election signified "a significant shift to the right" by the UUP. Shortly after his election, three 2010 General Election candidates resigned: Harry Hamilton, Paula Bradshaw and Trevor Ringland add something

 

In February 2010, she confirmed that she would not be seeking a nomination as a Conservative and Unionist candidate for the forthcoming general election add something

 

Trevor Ringland - On 24 February 2010 Ringland was adopted by the Ulster Unionist Party and Conservative Party as their joint candidate in East Belfast for the 2010 General Election

 

On 25 March 2010, she formally resigned from the party and announced that she would be standing as an independent candidate at the general election add something

 

Alan McFarland - McFarland announced his resignation from the Ulster Unionist Party on 30 March 2010, five days after the resignation by North Down MP Lady Sylvia Hermon , citing his disagreement with the UUP electoral pact with the Conservative Party

 

Trevor Ringland - In September 2010, Ringland became involved in a controversy over the new leader of Ulster Unionist Party, Tom Elliott

 

Trevor Ringland - On 4 October 2010, Ringland resigned from the Ulster Unionist Party


2011

The party further declined in the 2011 Assembly elections add something

 

Jo-Anne Dobson - "'Jo-Anne Elizabeth Dobson"' is an Ulster Unionist Party politician in Northern Ireland who was elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly in 2011


2012

The Conservatives and the UUP went their separate ways again, with the Conservatives in NI relaunching as a separate party on 14 June 2012 add something

 

United Kingdom Independence Party - On 4 October 2012 UKIP gained its first representation in the Northern Ireland Assembly following the defection of David McNarry MLA for Strangford, who had been sitting as an independent, following his suspension from the Ulster Unionist Party


2014

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Ballymoney - In 2014, the residents elected 3 Democratic Unionist Party, 2 Ulster Unionist Party, 1 Traditional Unionist Voice and 1 Sinn Féin councillors


2015

At the 2015 general election, the UUP returned to Westminster, gaining the South Antrim seat from the DUP and Fermanagh & South Tyrone from Sinn Fein add something

 

In the 2015 general election, the party won two seats in the Commons, one of which was gained after having agreed with the DUP not to split the unionist vote in certain marginal seats add something

 

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2016

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2017

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