Reg Empey

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The Lord Empey

Empey in 2019
Chairman of the Ulster Unionist Party
In office
1 April 2012 – 23 December 2019
LeaderMike Nesbitt
Robin Swann
Steve Aiken
Preceded byDavid Campbell
Succeeded byDanny Kennedy
13th Leader of the Ulster Unionist Party
In office
24 June 2005 – 22 September 2010
DeputyDanny Kennedy
ChairmanDavid Campbell
PresidentThe Lord Rogan
John White
Preceded byDavid Trimble
Succeeded byTom Elliott
Minister for Employment and Learning
In office
8 May 2007 – 27 October 2010
Preceded byCarmel Hanna
Succeeded byDanny Kennedy
Acting First Minister of Northern Ireland
In office
1 July 2001 – 6 November 2001
Serving with Seamus Mallon
Preceded byDavid Trimble
Succeeded byDavid Trimble
Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment
In office
1 July 1998 – 14 October 2002
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byNigel Dodds
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
Assumed office
19 January 2011
Life Peerage
Member of the Legislative Assembly
for Belfast East
In office
25 June 1998 – 5 May 2011
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byMichael Copeland
Personal details
Reginald Norman Morgan Empey

(1947-10-26) 26 October 1947 (age 76)
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Political partyUlster Unionist Party
(Before 1973; 1984–2011; 2011-)
Other political
Ulster Vanguard
United Ulster Unionist Party
Conservatives (2011)
Spouse(s)Stella Empey
Alma materQueen's University Belfast

Reginald Norman Morgan Empey, Baron Empey, OBE (born 26 October 1947), best known as Reg Empey, is a Unionist politician from Northern Ireland.

He was the leader of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) from 2005 to 2010. He was the chairman of the Ulster Unionist Party from 2012 to 2019. Empey was also Lord Mayor of Belfast and was a Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly (MLA) for East Belfast from 1998 to 2011.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Empey jumps to it". Belfast Telegraph. 5 July 2008. Retrieved 10 December 2020.