Hugh Downey

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Hugh Downey was a politician in Northern Ireland.

Downey was a Roman Catholic and worked as a barman.[1] He joined the Northern Ireland Labour Party and by 1942 was its Vice-Chairman.[2]

At the Northern Ireland general election, 1945, Downey was elected for Belfast Dock, defeating sitting Ulster Unionist Party member George Anthony Clark. Downey lost the seat at the 1949 general election.[3]

Downey's nephew Danny Morrison later became a prominent member of Sinn Féin.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dennis Cooke, Persecuting Zeal
  2. ^ Graham S. Walker, The Politics of Frustration
  3. ^ a b Biographies of Members of the Northern Ireland House of Commons
Parliament of Northern Ireland
Preceded by
George Anthony Clark
Member of Parliament for Belfast Dock
1945–1949
Succeeded by
Thomas Loftus Cole