In the 1970s, Wright joined the Vanguard Unionist Progressive Party, and was elected as its Chairman. He stood for the party in North Antrim at the Northern Ireland Constitutional Convention election in 1975, and was elected. He later followed the party leaders in joining the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP), and was elected to Ballymena Borough Council.
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- Ted Nealon, Northern Ireland: A Parliamentary Directory, p.227
- "North Antrim 1973-1982", Northern Ireland Elections