Herbert Ditty

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Herbert Ditty (died 1998) was a lifelong Ulster Unionist politician, representing the Shankill Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Ditty was a founding member of the Ulster Protestant Action executive in the 1950s.[1]

He was elected as High Sheriff of Belfast (1985–1986); became Deputy Lord Mayor of Belfast (1991–1992) and Lord Mayor (1992–1993).

In 1993 he garnered negative publicity from some quarters for receiving the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Gay Mitchell, as a "foreign visitor" ([1]).


  1. ^ Ed Moloney and Andrew Pollak, Paisley, p.82

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Civic offices
Preceded by
Andrew Cairns
High Sheriff of Belfast
Title next held by
Jim Kirkpatrick
Preceded by
Eric Smyth
Deputy Lord Mayor of Belfast
Succeeded by
Frank Millar
Preceded by
Nigel Dodds
Lord Mayor of Belfast
Succeeded by
Reg Empey