James McDonald (Irish politician)

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James McDonald was a nationalist politician in Northern Ireland.

At the Northern Ireland local elections, 1973, he won a seat on Craigavon Borough Council in the "A" area as an independent. He subsequently joined the Social Democratic and Labour Party, holding his seat in 1977 and 1981.[1] In 1979/80, he served as Deputy Mayor of Craigavon. He was elected in the 1982 Northern Ireland Assembly election, in South Antrim, overtaking two party colleagues on transfers.[2] He finally stood in the new seat of Upper Bann at the 1983 general election, taking second place, with 17.8% of the vote.[3]


  1. ^ "The Local Government Elections 1973-1981: Craigavon", Northern Ireland Elections
  2. ^ "South Antrim 1973-1982", Northern Ireland Elections
  3. ^ "Upper Bann, 1983-1992, Northern Ireland Elections
Northern Ireland Assembly (1982)
New assembly MPA for South Antrim
Assembly abolished