George Green (politician)
Green was the chairman of the Ulster Special Constabulary Association (USCA), a group which focussed on opposition to the Irish Republican Army. He was elected to North Down Borough Council in 1973 as an independent loyalist.
At the 1973 Northern Ireland Assembly election, Green stood in North Down for the Vanguard Unionist Progressive Party, but he was not elected. Through his role in the USCA, he was a prominent leader of the Ulster Workers' Council strike, and was able to gain election to the Northern Ireland Constitutional Convention. Soon after, he left Vanguard to join the United Ulster Unionist Party split, but this was collapsing by 1980, and Green instead joined James Kilfedder's Ulster Popular Unionist Party, for which he very narrowly missed being elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly, 1982.
Green left the Popular Unionists, and was re-elected at the 1985 local elections for the Ulster Unionist Party, then in 1989 and 1993 for the Conservatives in Northern Ireland, standing down in 1997.
- Henry Patterson and Eric P. Kaufmann, Unionism and Orangeism in Northern Ireland Since 1945, p.185
- The Local Government Elections 1973-1981: North Down", Northern Ireland Elections
- North Down 1973-1982, Northern Ireland Elections
- Local Government Elections 1985 - 1989: North Down, Northern Ireland Elections]
- North Down Borough Council Elections 1993-2005, Northern Ireland Elections
|Northern Ireland Constitutional Convention|
|Member for North Down
1975 - 1976