Addie Morrow

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Addie Morrow (17 July 1928; County Down, Northern Ireland – 30 March 2012; County Down)[1] was a politician in Northern Ireland.

Born on a farm in County Down, Morrow was an early member of the ecumenical Corrymeela Community, later led by his brother John [2][3] and his cousin Robert Morrow who starred in the television show Northern Exposure.[citation needed]

Morrow was an early member of the Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI), and was elected to Castlereagh Borough Council in 1973, holding his seat at each subsequent election,[4] until standing down in 1989.[5]

In 1982, Morrow was elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly, representing Belfast East. At the 1983 general election, he stood unsuccessfully in Strangford, taking 15% of the vote.[6] In 1984, under John Cushnahan, Morrow became APNI's deputy leader.[7]

At the 1987 general election, Morrow increased his share of the vote in Strangford to 20%. For the 1992 general election, he switched to contest North Down, taking just under 15%.[6] Morrow became APNI's chair, but stood down in 1993, citing disappointment at the failure of other parties to use the Brooke-Mayhew Talks to reach agreement.[8] Morrow later became APNI's President.[9] Morrow died on 30 March 2012 in his family home on the farm he was brought up in. He was 83 years old.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ex-Alliance Party deputy leader Addie Morrow dies, BBC News, 30 March 2012
  2. ^ John Morrow, On the Road of Reconciliation: A Brief Memoir
  3. ^ M. A. MacIver and E. H. Bauermeister"Bridging the Religious Divide: Mobilizing for Reconciliation in Northern Ireland", Review of Religious Research, 1990
  4. ^ The Local Government Elections 1973-1981: Castlereagh, Northern Ireland Elections
  5. ^ Local Government Elections 1985 - 1989: Castlereagh, Northern Ireland Elections
  6. ^ a b ElectionsIreland.org: Addie Morrow
  7. ^ The 1995 North Down By-Election
  8. ^ Chronology 1993, Centre d'Etudes Irlandaises - Université Rennes 2
  9. ^ D. T. Denver, British Elections & Parties Review: The General Election of 1997
  10. ^ Alliance's Addie Morrow dies at 83 (UTV News)
Party political offices
Preceded by
David Cook
Deputy Leader of the Alliance Party of Northern Ireland
1984–87
Succeeded by
Gordon Mawhinney