Frank Millar


Frank Millar

:"See also Frank Millar Jr for the journalist and former politician, and Frank Miller for similarly named people."

Frank Millar (1925 - 13 May 2001) was a Northern Irish unionist politician.

Millar worked in the shipyards, where he became a shop steward, before becoming a founder member of Ulster Protestant Action in 1956." [http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/imported/article1079623.ece Councillor a legend in local government] ", "Belfast Telegraph"]

Millar was first elected to Belfast City Council in 1972, representing Dock," [http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/imported/article823775.ece Millar faces cancer battle] ", "Belfast Telegraph"] then the Antrim and Shore Road areas. He held his seat at each subsequent election until retiring in 1993. He was Deputy Lord Mayor of Belfast in 1981-2 and 1992-3.

Millar was also elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly in 1973 for Belfast North as an Ulster Unionist Party anti-Sunningdale Agreement candidate. He held his seat on the Northern Ireland Constitutional Convention in 1975 as an independent Unionist, and for the 1982 Northern Ireland Assembly.

In 1986, Millar was fined £100 for describing supporters of Cliftonville F.C. as "Republican bastards". Two years later, he called for Irish Travellers to be "incinerated", while in 1989, he was fined £50 for punching Democratic Unionist Party councillor Sammy Wilson. He also faced criticism for describing Nelson Mandela as a "black Provo", and gay people as "deviants".

In the late 1980s, Millar campaigned against the privatisation of the Harland and Wolff shipyard.

Millar's son, Frank Millar Jr, was also an Ulster Unionist Party Assembly member.

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