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  Ulster Unionist Party - ninemsn Encarta
Ulster Unionist Party or Official Unionist Party, Northern Irish Unionist political party dedicated to the maintenance of union between Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom.
It was the party of government in the Northern Ireland parliament at Stormont 1921-1972.
Party confidence in the executive was shaken when the DUP won the seat of Antrim South in a September by-election; the seat had previously been the UUP’s second safest.
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  Ulster Unionist Party - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Ulster Unionist Party (UUP, sometimes referred to as the Official Unionist Party or OUP or, in a historic sense, simply the Unionist Party) is a moderate unionist political party in Northern Ireland, which formed its government between 1921 and 1972 and was supported by most unionists throughout the Troubles.
Throughout this period the party was affiliated to the National Union of the Conservative Party and Ulster Unionist MPs at the Westminster Parliament were a part of the conservative block.
While the party was considering structural reforms, including the connection with the Order, it was the Order itself that severed the connection after most of its membership transferred their allegiance to the Democratic Unionist Party.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Ulster Unionist Party   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Ulster Unionist Party (UUP, sometimes referred to as the Official Unionist Party or OUP or, in a historic sense, simply the Unionist Party) is a moderate unionist political party in Northern Ireland, which formed its government between 1921 and 1972 and was supported by most unionists throughout the Troubles.
Throughout this period the party was affiliated to the National Union of the Conservative Party and Ulster Unionist MPs at the Westminster Parliament were a part of the conservative block.
The Ulster Unionist Party (UUP, sometimes referred to as the Official Unionist Party or OUP) is the a political party in Northern Ireland representing the unionist community, and was the party of government in Northern Ireland between 1921 and 1972.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Ulster-Unionist-Party   (954 words)

 Ulster Unionist Council - Politics.ie Wiki
They urged that a conference be organized to place the party on a ‘war footing’, and reform its organization so that it would be capable of ‘continuous political action’ and in a position ‘generally to advance and defend the interests of Ulster unionism’.
These new structures mark the inauguration by the Ulster Unionist Party of a permanent organisation, separate from and independent of all existing Irish unionist political bodies, though it did of course co-operate with these as the need arose.
The stated purpose of the UUC was to draw together all Unionist Party branches throughout Ulster, help bond Ulster Unionist MPs and their constituents, contribute to the debate over future policy and to provide greater opportunity for the opinion of the broader movement to be expressed.
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 Ulster Popular Unionist Party - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Ulster Popular Unionist Party was a unionist political party in Northern Ireland.
It was founded in 1980 by James Kilfedder, Member of Parliament for North Down, who led the party until his death in 1995.
When Kilfedder died in 1995, the three councillors elected on his slate soon went their own ways, one to the Democratic Unionist Party, one to the newly formed UK Unionist Party, and the other forming a shortlived "Independent DUP" movement.
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 CAIN: Abstracts of Organisations - 'U'
The Ulster Unionist Party was also known as the Official Unionist Party during the 1970s because of the fact that it represented the remnants of the Unionist Party which governed Northern Ireland at Stormont between 1921 and 1972.
Although the party was a branch of the British Conservative Party ('the Conservative and Unionist Party') the decision of the Conservative government, led by Edward Heath, in March 1972 to prorogued the parliament at Stormont and introduce 'Direct Rule' from Westminster virtually broke the link between the two parties.
The UUP remained in the talks and was one of the parties which signed the 'Good Friday' Agreement.
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 Ulster Unionist Party - Definition, explanation
The UUP came into existence as the Irish Unionist Party in 1905 to resist any granting of home rule to Ireland within the United Kingdom, which was the main demand of the Irish Parliamentary Party under leaders Isaac Butt, William Shaw, Charles Stewart Parnell and John Redmond.
For example, Ulster Unionist support was necessary to sustain the Conservative Government of Prime Minister John Major during the ratification of the Maastricht Treaty in 1993 when many of his own MPs (the Maastricht Rebels) revolted.
This show of unity was recently undermined when McAleese compared Ulster Protestants to Nazis in educating children in hate.) The Taoiseach has declared that the Ulster Unionists have fulfilled all their obligations in relation to the process and that the only remaining bar to peace in Northern Ireland is the Provisional IRA.
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 CAIN: Issues: Politics: Ulster Unionist Party Manifesto - 1998 Assembly Election
Ulster Unionists have a vital role to play in preventing any further breakdown in the structure of our society and we will support the RUC in constructive movement towards policing a civil society.
The Ulster Unionist Party recognises that the increase in the number of students moving into further and higher education should be matched by a proportionate increase in the levels of funding provided to cater for them.
The Ulster Unionist Party believes that Northern Ireland must be represented fully in Europe and insists that the Assembly should have observer status in the Council of Ministers when issues affecting the Province are under consideration.
cain.ulst.ac.uk /issues/politics/docs/uup/uup98.htm   (4389 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.
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 BBC NEWS | VOTE2001 | PARTIES | Ulster Unionist Party
The Ulster Unionist Party is the largest party in Northern Ireland.
The party is expected to face its toughest election battles with the Democratic Unionist Party in North Belfast and Strangford.
And the nationalist parties of the SDLP and Sinn Fein are expected to mount strong contests in west Tyrone and Fermanagh and South Tyrone.
news.bbc.co.uk /vote2001/hi/english/parties/newsid_1179000/1179155.stm   (534 words)

 AllRefer.com - Ulster Unionist Party Information
Unionist Party split Divisions within the Unionist Party intensified during the late 1960s and the early 1970s as a result of the agitation of the Catholic minority for civil rights, and there was a revival of support for hard-line Protestant groups.
Following the suspension of Home Rule 1972, the party split, and by 1973 there were three main Unionist groups: a pro-British White Paper Unionist group led by the former prime minister Brian Faulkner, the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) of Ian Paisley, and a hard-line Vanguard Party led by William Craig (1931– ).
Anti-executive Unionists led by Harry West (1917– ), Vanguard, and the DUP joined to form the United Ulster Unionist Coalition (UUUC), but in 1977 the UUUC was dissolved, and Harry West's Official Ulster Unionist Party and Paisley's DUP were the only major Unionist contenders.
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 The limits of "New Unionism": David Trimble and the Ulster Unionist Party Eire-Ireland:Journal of Irish ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Parties play an essential role in the development and propagation of ideologies; they are the essential mediators between the ideological realm and that of politics and government.
In a party as bereft of intellectual ballast as the Ulster unionists, it was no great compliment to Trimble to point out that he was by far the most cerebral of the candidates for the leadership.
He was the only mainstream unionist figure who had the intellectual and strategic capacity to enter into a serious contest with the leaders of constitutional nationalism and republicanism, John Hume and Gerry Adams.
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 Ulster Unionist Party Manifesto General Election 1997
Ulster Unionist proposals for a Northern Ireland Assembly are based on the principle of proportionality; elected representatives will be able to participate at all levels and at all stages in proportion to their electoral strength.
The Ulster Unionist Party is critical of the Government’s failure to implement the Rossi Report in full with particular reference to the absolute necessity for a powerful independent environmental watchdog body.
The Ulster Unionist Party supports the Commonwealth of Nations, accepts the United Kingdom membership of the European Union, upholds the importance of NATO, and is committed to improvements in administration of the United Nations and the operation of its various agencies around the world.
www.psr.keele.ac.uk /area/uk/man/uu97.htm   (8026 words)

 Irish American Post
He said the party was no longer the broad church it had been and said he had been told to accept party policy or leave.
Donaldson, a protege of former UUP leader Lord Molyneaux and former constituency agent for Enoch Powell when he was the MP for South Down, said he had long argued for a strong unionist movement.
Well I¹ve no intention of resigning from the Ulster Unionist Party and I¹ve no intention of joining the DUP but I intend to work as I have done all my life for greater unionist unity and when I look at the long term I believe that objective can be achieved.
www.gaelicweb.com /irishampost/year2004/01dec-jan/news/news05.html   (4656 words)

 United Ulster Unionist Party - Definition, explanation
The United Ulster Unionist Party was a political party which existed in Northern Ireland between 1977 and 1982.
During the proceedings the leader of Vanguard, William Craig, proposed a voluntary coalition with the Nationalist Social Democratic and Labour Party.
Many critics highlighted the irony of the name, given that the UUUP was a breakaway from Vanguard, itself a breakaway from the Ulster Unionist Party and there were many other Unionist parties in existence.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/u/un/united_ulster_unionist_party.php   (299 words)

 BBC NEWS | Northern Ireland | UUP-PUP link 'against the rules'
She said the Ulster Unionist Party Assembly Group did not have the characteristics of a party as laid down in the legislation governing parties.
The Ulster Unionists had came under widespread pressure after allowing PUP leader David Ervine to join their assembly group earlier this year.
At the weekend, an Ulster Unionist assembly member said he now believed the party's assembly alliance with the PUP was "untenable".
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/northern_ireland/5335004.stm   (617 words)

 Globalgateway » Government/Politics - Political Parties
Alliance Party of Northern Ireland - The Alliance Party is committed to the creation of a fair, just, peaceful and prosperous society in Northern Ireland, based on respect for all sections of our community and on the widest possible participation in government and decision-making.
Northern Ireland Unionist Party - The Northern Ireland Unionist Party is committed to a restoration of democracy and the rule of law in Ulster and a revitalised Union between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Ulster Unionist Party - The Ulster Unionist Party supports the maintenance of Northern Ireland's position as an integral part of the United Kingdom.
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 Ulster Unionist Party resumes power-sharing with Sinn Fein
The meeting was made possible by the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) narrowly backing its leader David Trimble on Saturday and agreeing to retake their seats in the Assembly.
UUP hardliners who maintained their opposition to power-sharing backed Jeffrey Donaldson's proposal demanding IRA decommissioning take place before the Executive was reinstated.
Ulster Unionist MP William Ross warned, "There are very few occasions in the past where a party leader has carried on with 47 percent of his party against him.
www.wsws.org /articles/2000/may2000/ire-m31.shtml   (968 words)

 Globalgateway - Assembly in Focus : Ulster Unionist Party
He was the Ulster Unionist Party's candidate in last year's General Election and received the Party's highest vote since the current constituency was created.
He is currently an active member of the Ulster Young Unionist Council and is a member of the Ulster Unionist Council as a UYUC Delegate.
He was the Ulster Unionist candidate for North Down in the 1995 and 1997 Westminster elections.
www.globalgateway.com /assembly/unionist.asp   (1773 words)

 BBC News | NORTHERN IRELAND | Ulster Unionist Party reinstate Weir
Mr Weir was suspended from the party in February because he consistently voted against the party line in the Northern Ireland Assembly.
The party lost three seats in the Westminster election and 31 seats in the local council election in the province.
The Ulster Unionist leader introduced the ban last November in an attempt to force progress on IRA decommissioning.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/northern_ireland/1389384.stm   (544 words)

 BBC News | NORTHERN IRELAND | Party moves against rebels
The Ulster Unionist Party has expelled a rebel assembly member and suspended another after they voted against their leader's election as first minister.
When they separately faced the panel at the party's headquarters in Belfast, they were accused of conduct detrimental to the interests of Ulster Unionism by ignoring the direct advice of the party's ruling executive and failing to back their party leader as first minister.
However, it is clear that the UUP leadership has sent out a message to other members that if they do not toe the party line at Stormont, they may not have a future in the party.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/low/northern_ireland/1647915.stm   (584 words)

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