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  UK Unionist Party - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It was nominally formed by Robert McCartney, formerly of the Ulster Unionist Party, to contest a by-election in 1995 in North Down and then further constituted to contest the 1996 elections for the Northern Ireland Forum.
The UKUP (as well as the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP)) refused to accept Senator George Mitchell as chairman of the multi-party talks and tried to obstruct him in the undertaking of his tasks.
On January 5, 1999 all four left the UKUP to form the Northern Ireland Unionist Party leaving McCartney as the sole UKUP representative in the assembly.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/UK_Unionist_Party   (633 words)

  
 Democratic Unionist Party - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Democratic Unionist Party is a hardline Unionist party in Northern Ireland led by Ian Paisley.
In 2004 it became the largest Northern Ireland party in the Parliament of the United Kingdom, with the defection of Jeffrey Donaldson.
In August 1997, David Ervine, leader of the Progressive Unionist Party (which is linked to the UVF), maintained in an interview that the DUP had tried to persuade unionist paramilitaries not to call ceasefires in 1994.
www.peekskill.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Democratic_Unionist_Party   (588 words)

  
 Conservative Party (UK) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The formal name is a vestige from the 1912 merger with the Liberal Unionist Party, and an echo of the party's defence (1886-1921) of the Union of Great Britain and Ireland and subsequent insistence on British sovereignty in Northern Ireland in opposition to Irish nationalist and republican aspirations.
The party's reputation in this area of traditional strength was dealt a fatal blow by the 1992 Black Wednesday affair, in which billions of pounds were wasted trying to keep the pound within the European ERM system of exchange rates at an overvalued rate.
The result has been a series of internal battles in the party between the "modernising" wing which seeks to stress, for example, that homosexuality is no longer an issue, against a right wing seeking to focus on crime, asylum and immigration.
www.marylandheights.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Conservative_Party_(UK)   (2187 words)

  
 UK Unionist Party -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The UK Unionist Party (UKUP) is a small (An organization to gain political power) political party operating in (A division of the United Kingdom located on the northern part of the island of Ireland) Northern Ireland.
Ideologically the UK Unionist Party is an integrationist party which, unlike most Northern Irish unionist parties, believes that Northern Ireland should be governed from London with no regional (Self-government in local matters by a city or county that is part of a national government) home rule government and parliament.
The party secured a particular coup in 1996 when it was joined by (Click link for more info and facts about Conor Cruise O'Brien) Conor Cruise O'Brien, a former minister in the (Click link for more info and facts about Republic of Ireland) Republic of Ireland.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/U/UK/UK_Unionist_Party1.htm   (760 words)

  
 Northern Ireland Unionist Party - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Northern Ireland Unionist Party (NIUP) is a small political party operating in Northern Ireland.
The NIUP was formed in January 1999 as a splinter party from the UK Unionist Party (UKUP).
In its first electoral test, the party polled very poorly in the 2001 General Election and in the local elections held on the same day, winning no MPs or local councillors.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Northern_Ireland_Unionist_Party   (313 words)

  
 The Northern Ireland Assembly -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
~Mr Roger Hutchinson was expelled from the Northern Ireland Unionist Party (NIUP) with effect from 2 December 1999.
Ø Pauline Armitage was suspended from the Ulster Unionist Party with effect from 9 Novemebr 2001.
#Roger Hutchinson was elected as a member of the UK Unionist Party, formed the Northern Ireland Unionist Party with effect from 15 January 1999, was expelled and declared himself an Independent Unionist with effect from 1 December 1999.
www.niassembly.gov.uk /members/parties/party.htm   (188 words)

  
 Labour Party (UK) Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Labour Party's origins lie in the late 19th century, when it became apparent that there was an increasing need for a third party in Britain to represent the interests and needs of the large working-class population (for instance, the 1899 Lyons vs. Wilkins judgement that limited certain types of picketing).
Led by Michael Foot, who was increasingly unpopular with the public, the party went into the 1983 general election with a manifesto dominated by the politics of the party's left-wing, but considered by some socialists to be too watered down by Foot's indecisiveness and pressure from the party's right-wing to be truly convincing.
In the party's post mortem on why it had lost, it was considered that the 'Shadow Budget' announced by John Smith had opened the way for Conservatives to attack the party for wanting to raise taxes.
www.variedtastes.com /encyclopedia/Labour_Party_(UK)   (4888 words)

  
 The Ulster Unionist Party 1972   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
His access to internal party material such as a private recording of a debate between devolutionist and integrationist speakers at an East Antrim constituency meeting indicates the genuine depth of feeling and division within the party in the immediate years after the 1985 Hillsborough Pact.
The party had ruled the state since its foundation in 1921 and found it difficulty to adjust to the new role of ‘opposition’ to the whims and follies of successive ‘Secretaries of State for Northern Ireland’.
The apparent UUP ‘monolith’ crumbled, as the militant Ulster Vanguard movement became a separate political party in 1973 and the party split again that year over proposals which led to the notorious Sunningdale Agreement.
www.ulsternation.org.uk /ulster_unionist_party_1972.htm   (747 words)

  
 definition:Labour Party (UK) - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Led by Michael Foot, who was increasingly unpopular with the public, the party went into the 1983 general election with a manifesto dominated by the politics of the party's left-wing.
The party itself was rebranded New Labour (as opposed to the democratic socialist 'Old Labour') for the purpose of election campaigning, which critics on the left charged was a separate party.
The UK was one of the allies of the United States that actually participated in the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
www.biocrawler.com /biowiki/Labour_Party_(UK)   (4005 words)

  
 wikien.info: Main_Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The constituency is overwhelming unionist and has traditionally had one of the highest votes for the Ulster Unionist Party in the entirity of Northern Ireland, due in part to the personal popularity of James Molyneaux.
In the 2001 general election the votes for the UUP, Democratic Unionist Party and Alliance Party of Northern Ireland all remained remarkably steady compared to significant shifts elsewhere in the province.
The UUP had their best result in the election, in part due to no candidate from either the UK Unionist Party or Northern Ireland Unionist Party defending one of the seats won in 1998.
www.alanaditescili.net /index.php?title=Lagan_Valley_(constituency)   (665 words)

  
 Politics | Party split by rebel unionists
The Ulster Unionist party, riven by acrimonious rows over whether to support or oppose the Good Friday agreement, began to break apart yesterday as three MPs critical of David Trimble's leadership resigned the parliamentary whip.
In their declaration, the three MPs said they would begin discussions with the DUP and the UK Unionist party former MP Robert McCartney to forge a united front against the concessions being made to republicans and nationalists under the agreement.
The UUP remains the largest party in the prorogued Northern Ireland assembly with 26 seats.
politics.guardian.co.uk /print/0,3858,4697453-107943,00.html   (691 words)

  
 BBC - History - The Alliance Party   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Alliance Party was formed in April 1970 as an alternative to what founding member, Oliver Napier, described as the sectarian Ulster Unionist Party.
The party set out to attract those Catholics who were happy for Northern Ireland to remain part of the United Kingdom and unionists prepared to meet the political demands of the nationalist community.
Party leader, Oliver Napier was appointed Head of the Office of Law Reform and his deputy Bob Cooper headed the Department of Manpower Services.
www.bbc.co.uk /history/war/troubles/factfiles/alliance.shtml   (538 words)

  
 Speakout on Child Sexual Abuse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
She became the candidate after the initial choice, North Down’s anti-agreement MLA Peter Weir, was suspended from the party for failing to tow its line in the Assembly.
His call for the party’s 7,500 voters at the last General Election to back the Ulster Unionist candidate undoubtedly paved the way for her ultimate victory.
He was adamant that it was his UK Unionist Party which was the guardian of the Union and the conscience of the pro-Union people.
www.network54.com /Forum/message?forumid=18184&messageid=992630638   (792 words)

  
 BBC News | Northern Ireland | Mitchell denies he is 'dispirited' over review
Former US senator George Mitchell was involved in a terse exchange of views with the leader of the UK Unionist Party, Robert McCartney, during the second day of his review of the Good Friday Agreeement.
The UK Unionists have still not decided if they will take part in further discussions, but two other parties, the Northern Ireland Unionist Party, and the United Unionist Assembly Party are boycotting the review.
He spoke to the Progressive Unionist Party, which is linked to the UVF and Red Hand Commando, and the Ulster Democratic Party, which is linked to the UDA.
news.bbc.co.uk /low/english/uk/northern_ireland/newsid_440000/440306.stm   (682 words)

  
 UK Unionist Party   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In December, 1998 the party splitover the issue of Sinn Féin taking up its seats in the power sharing executive without prior Provisional IRA decommissioning of weapons.
They are also highly critical of the UK Labour government for allowing Sinn Féin to take up their seats in the Executive before the IRA has fully disarmed themselves.
The party also opposed the reformation of the Royal Ulster Constabulary to the Police Service Northern Ireland.
www.ukpedia.com /u/uk-unionist-party.html   (334 words)

  
 UK Unionist Party - InfoSearchPoint.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
It was formed by the independent Unionist MPRobert McCartney to contest the 1996 elections for the Northern Ireland Forum.
Ideologically the UK Unionist Party deviates from traditional Unionist parties in that it believes that Northern Ireland should be governed as a fully integrated part of the United Kingdom, whereas most other Unionists have sought the re-establishment of a devolved assembley and executive.
No other UKUP members were successfully elected to replace those who had formed the Northern Ireland Unionist Party but there was the consolation satisfaction that the latter party won no seats at all.
www.infosearchpoint.com /display/UK_Unionist_Party   (447 words)

  
 The Scottish Unionist Party - Welcome
The Scottish Unionist Party would like to thank everyone who voted for our candidate Danny Houston in the Glasgow North East Constituency at the General Election on May 5th 2005.
The Scottish Unionist Party is the only mainstream party, which stands unashamedly and resolutely for the Union.
The other parties cannot be trusted on the Union.
www.scottishunionistparty.co.uk   (385 words)

  
 BBC - History - War and Conflict   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The party along with the DUP refused to accept Senator Mitchell as chairman of the multi-party talks and at the opening session the UKUP's Cedric Wilson, in a desperate act of protest, darted across the room in an attempt to occupy the chairman's seat.
When the party returned to the talks table in September it sought to have the UDP and PUP thrown out because of threats to dissident UVF leader Billy Wright.
It believes the UK government has colluded in the corruption of law by allowing Sinn Féin to take up their seats in the Executive before the IRA has fulfilled its obligations under the Belfast Agreement to disarm.
www.bbc.co.uk /history/war/troubles/factfiles/ukunionist.shtml   (463 words)

  
 BBC News | Latest News | Unionist leader faces party split
The leader of the one of Northern Ireland's unionist parties opposed to the Good Friday Agreement is facing a revolt from leading party members.
Four representatives of the UK Unionist Party in the Northern Ireland Assembly have withdrawn their support from party leader Robert McCartney.
The party leader claimed the four men had refused to stand by an understanding that their postions in the Assembly would have to be re-considered if Sinn Fein was allowed to take up seats in Stormonts power-sharing executive without any de-commissioning of terrorist weapons.
newsimg.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/events/northern_ireland/latest_news/234886.stm   (226 words)

  
 RTE News - UK Unionist Party splits
The four are Cedric Wilson, Paddy Roche (the former party chairman), Norman Boyd and Roger Hutchinson.
In their statement today, the four said it would be an act of gross political irresponsibility to withdraw from the Assembly at a time of maximum crisis for the Union.
Cedric Wilson said they had formerly tendered their resignation from the UK Unionist Party and had contacted the speaker of the Assembly, Lord Alderdice, to seek official recognition within the Assembly as the Northern Ireland Unionist Party.
www.rte.ie /news/1999/0105/ukup.html   (313 words)

  
 Articles - Strangford (UK Parliament constituency)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
However there have been significant votes for parties outside the traditional unionist block, such as the Alliance and the Conservatives, whilst the UK Unionist Party has also polled well here, challenging the two main unionist parties.
Until 2001 the UUP were clearly ahead of the DUP in the Westminster elections, but elections to regional assemblies and local government were much closed.
The seat was won by Iris Robinson for the Democratic Unionist Party and the subsequent 2003 assembly election saw the DUP increase their vote further.
www.gaple.com /articles/Strangford_(UK_Parliament_constituency)   (642 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | VOTE2001 | PARTIES | NI Unionists and UK Unionist parties
The Northern Ireland Unionist Party emerged in 1999 after internal disagreements between the members of the United Kingdom Unionist Party, an anti-devolution party of the mid 1990s.
The party, led by Cedric Wilson, says that it is committed to a restoration of democracy and the rule of law in Ulster and a revitalised union between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
The party is led by Robert McCartney, who is both an MP and an assembly member for North Down.
news.bbc.co.uk /vote2001/hi/english/parties/newsid_1179000/1179165.stm   (460 words)

  
 Northern Ireland elections: Democratic Unionist Party and Sinn Fein gain support
The party led by the right-wing demagogue, Reverend Ian Paisley, increased its share of the 108 seats in the Assembly from 20 to 30, taking seats from the minority unionist parties such as the UK Unionist Party and the Progressive Unionist Party.
Despite the polarisation apparent in the results, 76 percent of the population voted for pro-Agreement parties and even among those who voted for the DUP and the anti-Agreement unionists, outside the most die-hard bigots, paramilitaries and sections of the security services, there is no widespread belief that the old militarised Protestant ascendancy can be restored.
On this basis the sectarian parties were given a joint veto on the limited forms of policy making granted to the assembly as official representatives of supposedly mutually exclusive “communities”.
www.wsws.org /articles/2003/dec2003/nire-d03_prn.shtml   (1668 words)

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