United Kingdom Unionist Party

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United Kingdom Unionist Party

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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a political party (1995–2008), based in Northern Ireland: it was non-sectarian but opposed to a united Ireland
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The complaint sparking the probe was lodged by Lyle Cubitt, who stood unsuccessfully for the Assembly in North Antrim in 2007, for the UK Unionist Party.
UK Unionist Party leader and former North Down MP Robert McCartney said many of Ian Paisley's supporters were unhappy at the prospect of going into government with Sinn Fein.
Mr Hutchinson was elected as MLA for East Antrim in 1998 but quit the UK Unionist Party before later joining the DUP.
UK Unionist Party representative Robert McCartney and members of the Progressive Unionist Party also left the talks at Stormont, which had been due to last four hours.
As Robert McCartney MP, leader of the UK Unionist Party, said: "How can a government propose placing on a Police Authority two members of a party which the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland have repeatedly stated are inextricably linked with the main source of terrorist activity in Northern Ireland, namely the IRA?" Although you can have some sympathies with Mr Patten - it would have been impossible to produce a document which would have pleased all sides in the province - his cause would have benefited from a more prudent approach.
Ms Mowlam, who met several unionists, nationalists and cross community parties yesterday, was being asked about her assessment of the current security situation at talks involving the Ulster Unionist Party, the UK Unionist Party and members of the business and trade union group the G7 today.
Bob McCartney led the UK Unionist Party which opposed the formation of the Good Friday Agreement and surprised observers by recruiting Mr O'Brien, who died last night aged 91.
UK Unionist party leader Robert McCartney said recent political developments are a prelude to unity.
Mr Hutchinson was elected to the Assembly in 1998 as a member of Bob McCartney's UK Unionist Party, but resigned a year later to join the Northern Ireland Unionist Party.
Former Irish Cabinet Minister Dr Conor Cruise O'Brien has resigned from Northern Ireland's UK Unionist Party - three days after urging Ulster's Unionists to seek a deal for inclusion in a United Ireland.
A sizeable element from the DUP and the UK Unionist Party element could create deadlock in the new assembly.
By contrast, the UK Unionist Party spent pounds 1,191 - at rate of just under 10p a vote received - and lost its only seat.