George Savage (politician)

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George Savage
George Savage.jpg
Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly
for Upper Bann
In office
7 March 2007 – 2011
Preceded by David Trimble
Succeeded by Jo-Anne Dobson
In office
25 June 1998 – 26 November 2003
Preceded by New Creation
Succeeded by Sam Gardiner
Personal details
Born (1941-11-26)26 November 1941
Lurgan, Northern Ireland
Died 1 October 2014(2014-10-01) (aged 72)
Dromore, Northern Ireland
Nationality British
Political party Ulster Unionist Party
Spouse(s) Joy Savage
Children Kyle
Profession Farmer
Military service
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch British Army
Years of service 1971–1985
Unit Ulster Defence Regiment
Battles/wars The Troubles

George Savage, (26 November 1941 – 1 October 2014) was a unionist politician in Northern Ireland. A native of County Armagh, he served in the Northern Ireland Assembly as an Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) member for Upper Bann from 1998 to 2003 and from 2007–11. He was deselected by his constituency association ahead of the 2011 Assembly elections.[1][2] In 1996 he was an unsuccessful candidate in the Northern Ireland Forum election in Upper Bann.[3]

Born in Lurgan, he was the youngest of six children born to George, a dairy farmer and Jean (née Lamb) Savage. He was a member of the Orange Order and Royal Black Institution. A lifelong and devout Methodist, he was also a director of Glenavon F.C.[4]

Savage died on 1 October 2014 at the age of 72. He was survived by his wife Joy and their three sons (Kyle, George and Nigel).[5]


  1. ^ "BBC News – UUP Upper Bann MLA George Savage deselected". BBC News. BBC News. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "The Belfast Telegraph – Deselected MLA George Savage won’t run for re-election". The Belfast Telegraph. The Belfast Telegraph. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Northern Ireland elections
  4. ^ "OBITUARY: George Savage, 1941–2014 – Belfast Newsletter". 2014-10-11. Retrieved 2016-05-20. 
  5. ^ [1][dead link]

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Civic offices
Preceded by
Arnold Hatch
Mayor of Craigavon
Succeeded by
Sydney Cairns
Preceded by
David Simpson
Mayor of Craigavon
Succeeded by
Kenneth Twyble
Northern Ireland Assembly
New assembly MLA for Upper Bann
Succeeded by
Sam Gardiner
Preceded by
David Trimble
MLA for Upper Bann
Succeeded by
Jo-Anne Dobson