William Thompson (Northern Ireland politician)


William Thompson (Northern Ireland politician)

William John "Willie" Thompson (born 26 October, 1939) is a Northern Ireland Ulster Unionist Party politician. He served as member of Parliament for Tyrone West from 1997 to 2001. He was one of the UUP members opposed to the Good Friday Agreement.

Elections in the 1970s and '80s

He had previously been elected from the Mid Ulster consistuency as an Ulster Unionist for the 1973 an 1982 Assemblies and the Northern Ireland Constitutional Convention in 1975. [ [http://www.ark.ac.uk/elections/cmu.htm Mid Ulster 1973-82 ] ] . In 1983 he sought election in the Mid Ulster, however finished fourth with 7,066 votes, losing to the DUP's Willie McCrea. [ [http://www.ark.ac.uk/elections/bmu.htm Mid Ulster, 1983-1992 ] ]

References

* [http://cain.ulst.ac.uk/othelem/people/biography/tpeople.htm#thompson CAIN Archive]
* [http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm199798/cmhansrd/vo970626/debtext/70626-13.htm Maiden Speech : House of Commons 26 June 1997]
* [http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm199798/cmhansrd/vo980902/debtext/80902-03.htm House of Commons debate : Omagh - 2 Sept 1998]


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