Hugh Wilson (Northern Ireland politician)

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Hugh Wilson (1905 – 4 January 1998)[1] was a politician in Northern Ireland.

Born in Ballyclare,[2] Wilson worked as a surgeon. At the Northern Ireland general election, 1969, he stood as an independent Unionist supporter of the Prime Minister Terence O'Neill, taking 48% of the vote but being narrowly defeated by William Craig.[3]

In the 1973, Wilson was elected in Area "A" of Larne Borough Council, and held his seat in 1977 and 1981.[4]

Wilson was elected in the 1973 Northern Ireland Assembly election in North Antrim, and held his seat on the Northern Ireland Constitutional Convention. He stood unsuccessfully for the Westminster seat of North Antrim in February 1974 and 1979. In the late 1970s, Wilson served as President of the Alliance Party.[3]

Northern Ireland Assembly (1973)
Preceded by
New creation
Assembly Member for North Antrim
1973 - 1974
Succeeded by
Assembly abolished
Northern Ireland Constitutional Convention
Preceded by
New creation
Member for North Antrim
1975 - 1976
Succeeded by
Convention dissolved

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hugh Wilson's obituary
  2. ^ Ted Nealon, Ireland: A Political Directory 1973-74, p.183
  3. ^ a b The Times Guide to the House of Commons: May 1979 p.35
  4. ^ The Local Government Elections 1973-1981: Larne, Northern Ireland Elections