William David Trimble, Baron Trimble, PC (born 15 October 1944), is a Breetish politeecian wha wis the first First Meenister o Northren Ireland frae 1998 tae 2002, an the leader o the Ulster Unionist Pairty (UUP) frae 1995 tae 2005.[1][2]

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The Laird Trimble

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Member o the Hoose o Lairds
Assumed office
2 Juie 2006
First Meenister o Northren Ireland
In office
6 November 2001 – 14 October 2002
Servin with Mark Durkan
Precedit biReg Empey (Actin)
Succeedit biIan Paisley
First Meenister o Nortrhen Ireland
In office
1 Julie 1998 – 1 Julie 2001
Servin with Seamus Mallon
Precedit biOffice creatit
Succeedit biReg Empey (Acting)
Leader o the Ulster Unionist Pairty
In office
8 September 1995 – 24 Juin 2005
DeputeJohn Taylor
Sir Reg Empey
Precedit biJames Molyneaux
Succeedit biReg Empey
Member o the Legislative Assembly
for Upper Bann
In office
25 Juin 1998 – 7 Mairch 2007
Precedit biOffice creatit
Succeedit biGeorge Savage
Member o Pairlament
for Upper Bann
In office
17 Mey 1990 – 5 Mey 2005
Precedit biHarold McCusker
Succeedit biDavid Simpson
Personal details
BornWilliam David Trimble
(1944-10-15) 15 October 1944 (age 75)
Bangor, Northren Ireland
NaitionalityBreetish
Poleetical pairtyConservative (2007–present)
Ither poleetical
affiliations
Ulster Unionist
(Afore 1973; 1978–2007)
Ulster Vanguard
(1973–1978)
Spoose(s)Heather McComb (1968–1976)
Daphne Orr (1978–present)
BairnsRichard
Victoria
Nicholas
Sarah
ResidenceBanbridge, County Down
Alma materQueen's Varsity, Belfast
ThriftPoliteecian
ProfessionBarrister
Lecturer
ReligionPresbyterian
WabsteidOffeecial Wabsteid

ReferencesEedit

  1. "The Stormont debacle: Opinions divided on d'Hondt drama; From Portrush to Portaferry and Larne to Strabane the people of Ulster were split over the shambles at Stormont. Stephen Dunwoody assesses the mood on the streets". The News Letter (Belfast, Northern Ireland). 16 July 1999. Retrieved 28 June 2010.
  2. "David Trimble (British politician)". Encyclopædia Britannica. 15 October 1944. Retrieved 29 June 2010.