David Trimble

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The Lord Trimble

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First Minister of Northern Ireland
In office
1 November 2001 – 14 October 2002
DeputyMark Durkan
Preceded byReg Empey
Succeeded byIan Paisley
In office
1 July 1998 – 1 July 2001
DeputySeamus Mallon
Preceded byOffice created
Succeeded byReg Empey
Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly
for Upper Bann
In office
25 June 1998 – 7 March 2007
Preceded byNew creation
Succeeded byGeorge Savage
Member of Parliament
for Upper Bann
In office
2 February 1990 – 5 May 2005
Preceded byHarold McCusker
Succeeded byDavid Simpson
Personal details
Born (1944-10-15) 15 October 1944 (age 77)
Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland
Political partyConservative
Other political
Vanguard Progressive Unionist Party,
Ulster Unionist Party
Alma materQueen's University Belfast (First class honours degree; Bachelor of Laws (LL.B))

William David Trimble, Baron Trimble, PC (born 15 October 1944, in Belfast), is a politician from Northern Ireland. He was Leader of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP; 1995–2005), the first First Minister of Northern Ireland (1998–2002), and was a Member of the House of Commons (1990–2005).[1][2]

He is a life peer for the Conservative Party. Trimble was awarded the 1998 Nobel Peace Prize, along with John Hume because of effort toward Belfast Agreement.

References[change | change source]

  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.[permanent dead link]
  2. "David Trimble (British politician)". Encyclopædia Britannica. 15 October 1944. Retrieved 29 June 2010.