Fraser Agnew


Fraser Agnew

William Alexander Fraser Agnew, known as Fraser Agnew, is a politician in Northern Ireland.

After growing up in Ballyclare, Agnew studied at the University of Ulster, Jordanstown, Belfast Technical College and the College of Business Studies. He worked as a writer and architectural draughtsperson and was elected to Newtownabbey Borough Council as an Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) representative in 1980. Agnew was also elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly, 1982.

In 1990, Agnew served as the Mayor of Newtownabbey. In the early 1990s, he left the UUP and was later re-elected as an independent Unionist. [http://www.ark.ac.uk/elections/lgnewtownabbey.htm] He was elected under this label at the Northern Ireland Assembly election, 1998, when he formed the United Unionist Coalition (UUC) with other anti-Good Friday Agreement unionists.

All three members of the UUC, including Agnew, lost their seats at the Northern Ireland Assembly election, 2003. He held his council seat for the UUC in 2005. [http://www.newtownabbey.gov.uk/council/councillor/party.asp] In March 2007, he was awarded the Freedom of the Borough of Newtownabbey. [http://www.newtownabbey.gov.uk/news/article.asp?id=331]

References

* [http://www.niassembly.gov.uk/members/biogs/fagnew.htm The Northern Ireland Assembly]


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