Ulster Unionist Party


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Ulster Unionist Party

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a Northern Irish political party advocating the maintenance of union with the UK
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Harry, 41, said: "I actually joined the Ulster Unionist Party in the late 90s although I kept it to myself because of the band.
"This will be the first elected body at Stormont in which the Ulster Unionist Party has no members.
Mr Trimble's Ulster Unionist Party, which had ruled the province for more than 50 years, has been successively ripped apart by the rival hardline Ulster Democratic Party, headed by Dr Ian Paisley
First Minister David Trimble has threatened to resign, bringing down Ulster's government, if his Ulster Unionist Party's ruling Council decides to withdraw support for the regime in a vote on February 12.
The accord appeared to be in jeopardy when the new Northern Irish cabinet, elected in June 1998, could not take office because members of Northern Ireland's largest Protestant party, the Ulster Unionist Party, refused to serve alongside members of Sinn Fein until the Irish Republican Army began to disarm itself.
Its deft handling of the sensibilities of David Trimble, head of the Ulster Unionist Party, allowed the Protestant politician to engage in unprecedented dialogue with archenemy Sinn Fein in a way that limited the political damage to Trimble and his party.
On the other hand, the reputation and influence of the Ulster Unionist Party leader, David Trimble, is on the rise.
Andy Allen was co-opted into the Ulster Unionist Party's seat in East Belfast yesterday.
"The Ulster Unionist Party is prepared to support the DUP in North Belfast because it is the right thing to do for unionism."
In a further development the Ulster Unionist Party, in the first test of its electoral pact with the Conservatives, won the second of the three seats available, forcing the DUP into an unprecedented third place.
Ulster Unionist Party leader David Trimble also claimed more than pounds 100,000.
DAVID Trimble's leadership of the Ulster Unionist Party was under pressure last night after the Northern Ireland elections.