Boyd Douglas

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Boyd Douglas
Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly
for East Londonderry
In office
25 June 1998 – 26 November 2003
Preceded by New Creation
Succeeded by Norman Hillis
Personal details
Born (1950-07-13) 13 July 1950 (age 64)
Political party Traditional Unionist Voice

Albert Boyd Douglas, known as Boyd Douglas (born 13 July 1950) is a politician in Northern Ireland.

The son of William Douglas (Northern Ireland politician), he attended Strabane Agriculture College before working as a farmer. He was elected as a Ulster Unionist Party representative on Limavady Borough Council in 1997, but soon resigned in opposition to the Good Friday Agreement.

Douglas was elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly in 1998 as an independent Unionist representing East Londonderry. With two other anti-agreement Unionists, he formed the United Unionist Coalition. He retained his seat on the council in 2001, but lost his Assembly seat, along with all the other Coalition MLAs, in 2003. In 2005, he was able to top the poll in his seat in Limavady.

Douglas subsequently joined Traditional Unionist Voice, and contested East Londonderry seat for the party at the Northern Ireland Assembly election, 2011, in which he came 10th out of the 12 candidates and was not elected to a seat.[1] In reference to his decision to run, Douglas said: "Though public service has been part of my life and upbringing, returning to Stormont has not been a burning ambition. But while I’ve watched the past 4 years of failure and deadlock, with virtually nothing done for East Londonderry, I’ve concluded it requires us all, myself included, to try and make things better."[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.tuv.org.uk/press-releases/view/1046/boyd-douglas-for-east-londonderry
  2. ^ "TUV.org article". tuv.org. Retrieved August 23, 2012. 
Northern Ireland Assembly
Preceded by
New creation
MLA for Londonderry, East
1998 - 2003
Succeeded by
Norman Hillis