ENG: William David Trimble, Baron Trimble, PC (born 15 October 1944), is a politician from Northern Ireland who served as leader of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) and was the first First Minister of Northern Ireland. He is currently a life peer for the Conservative Party.
He shared the 1998 Nobel Peace Prize with John Hume of the Social Democratic and Labour Party. He served as Member of Parliament for Upper Bann from 1990 until 2005, when he was defeated in the British general election and resigned the leadership of the UUP soon afterwards. In June 2006 he became a member of the House of Lords as The Right Honourable William David Trimble by the name, style and title of Baron Trimble, of Lisnagarvey in the County of Antrim. In April 2007 he announced that he was to leave the UUP and ...
David Trimble is under renewed pressure to step down as Ulster Unionist Party leader after more than 30 members of his constituency association quit.
The walkout at the annual general meeting of Mr Trimble's Upper Bann association is the latest blow to his position after the UUP was replaced by Ian Paisley's Democratic Unionists as the largest party in the province following the recent Stormont elections.
The news comes just days after the DUP claimed to have gained more than 100 new members from the UUP in the Lagan Valley area.
Lagan Valley MP Jeffrey Donaldson left the UUP for the DUP ...
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Lady Trimble has been selected by the UUP as its choice to stand against Jeffrey Donaldson in Lagan Valley at the next general election.
She is the wife of ex-UUP leader David Trimble who clashed with Mr Donaldson over power-sharing with Sinn Fein.
Although Lady Trimble was the sole candidate, she did not get unanimous backing with about 75% voting for her.
A joint committee of Ulster Unionists and Conservatives will have to select a joint candidate for the constituency.
The Conservatives' choice is Belfast businesswoman Sheila Davidson.
A UUP spokesman declined to comment, insisting ...
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Saturday, 10 January 2009
Gaza has many differences, but some striking similarities with Northern Ireland. It has a similar population of 1.5 million. Its territory has been disputed in a terrorist conflict for some years and it elected politicians who had been members of a terrorist organisation. And Gaza had the same debate as we did — can you ever hold talks with elected politicians who have links with terrorism? Over the years many here have admired Israel’s robust response to terrorism. Some years ago several unionist politicians advocated that we follow their example, but ...