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]


  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
Succeeded by
Thomas Loftus Cole