Denis Watson (politician)

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Denis Watson
Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly
for Upper Bann
In office
25 June 1998 – 26 November 2003
Preceded by New Creation
Succeeded by Stephen Moutray
Personal details
Nationality British
Political party Democratic Unionist Party
Other political
United Unionist Coalition
Spouse(s) Gail
Profession Financial Consultant
Religion Protestant

Denis Watson is a former politician in Northern Ireland.

Watson worked as a financial consultant and became the Grand Master of the County Armagh Orange Lodge.[1] He was elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly in 1998 as an independent Unionist representing Upper Bann. With two other anti-agreement Unionists, he formed the United Unionist Coalition, and was registered as its leader.

In 2000, Watson joined the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), but Template:As late as remains the officially registered leader of the United Unionist Coalition.[2] In 2001, he failed to be elected as a DUP candidate for Craigavon Borough Council.[3] He also failed to retain his Assembly seat in 2003. As of November 2012 he remains County Grand Master of County Armagh.[4]


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Northern Ireland Assembly
Preceded by
New creation
MLA for Upper Bann
1998 - 2003
Succeeded by
Stephen Moutray