Duncan Shipley-Dalton

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Duncan Shipley Dalton
Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly
for South Antrim
In office
25 June 1998 – 26 November 2003
Preceded by New Creation
Succeeded by David Burnside
Personal details
Born (1970-11-07) 7 November 1970 (age 47)
Political party

Conservative Party

Ulster Unionist Party
Alma mater University of Essex, Queen's University Belfast, Harvard University

Duncan Shipley Dalton (born 7 November 1970) is a former unionist politician in Northern Ireland.

From 1993–1994 he worked for the Police Authority for Northern Ireland. Then, from 1994–98, he served in the Royal Irish Regiment.[1]


In May 1996 Shipley Dalton was an unsuccessful candidate for the Conservative Party in the Northern Ireland Forum election in Strangford, gaining 380 votes or 0.9%.[2] He subsequently joined the UUP. After the completion of the Stormont talks in 1998 Shipley Dalton was a supporter of the Belfast Agreement.[3] At the 1998 Northern Ireland Assembly election, he was elected in South Antrim.[1] He initially aimed to be selected as the party's candidate in the South Antrim by-election in 2000, but later withdrew, claiming that the party leadership preferred David Campbell to be their candidate. He endorsed David Campbell, but announced his retirement from Assembly politics at the forthcoming 2003 election.[3]

After standing down, Shipley Dalton moved to the United States, where he was a supporter of the Democratic Party.[4]


Northern Ireland Assembly
New assembly MLA for Antrim South
Succeeded by
David Burnside