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The Alliance Party of Northern Ireland is a political party in Northern Ireland.
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The Alliance Party of Northern Ireland is a political party in Northern Ireland. It is Northern Ireland's fifth-largest party overall, with eight seats in the Northern Ireland Assembly and one in the House of Commons.

 

Founded in 1970 from the New Ulster Movement, the Alliance Party originally represented moderate and non-sectarian Unionism. However, over time, particularly in the 1990s, it moved towards neutrality on the Union, and has come to represent wider liberal and non-sectarian concerns. It opposes consociational power sharing as deepening the sectarian divide, and, in the Northern Ireland Assembly, it is designated as neither unionist nor nationalist, but 'Other'.

 

In May 2010 the Alliance Party won their first Westminster seat in a General Election, in Belfast East, unseating Peter Robinson, leader of the DUP and First Minister of Northern Ireland. Naomi Long, the successful candidate, is the first MP from the Alliance Party since Stratton Mills who had joined the party from the Ulster Unionist Party in 1973.

 

Leader: David Ford MLA

Chairperson: Andrew Muir

Deputy Leader: Naomi Long MP

Founded: 21 April 1970

Youth wing: Young Alliance

Ideology: Liberalism, Non-Sectarianism

 

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June 4, 2010

updated: 2013-08-18

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