Ulster Constitution Party

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The Ulster Constitution Party was an Unionist political party in Northern Ireland active in the early 1970s.

The party was established by two Belfast City Council councillors, David M. Riddelsdell and Robert Lindsay Mason.[1] Mason was effective leader from the group's establishment in 1971[2] whilst Riddelsdell acted as party secretary.[1] The party's two representatives lost their Council seats in the 1973 election when they ran as part of wider Ulster loyalist coalition groups.[3] With no elected representatives the party effectively disappeared in 1974 when the National Front expanded its operations in Northern Ireland and Mason became a member.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Melaugh, Martin; Lynn, Brendan; McKenna, Fionnuala. "Abstracts on Organisations - 'U'". Conflict Archive on the Internet. University of Ulster. Retrieved 28 May 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Ciarán Ó Maoláin, The Radical Right: A World Directory, Longman, 1987, p. 334
  3. ^ The Local Government Elections 1973-1981: Belfast