James McDonald (Irish politician)
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. 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. He finally stood in the new seat of Upper Bann at the 1983 general election, taking second place, with 17.8% of the vote.
- "The Local Government Elections 1973-1981: Craigavon", Northern Ireland Elections
- "South Antrim 1973-1982", Northern Ireland Elections
- "Upper Bann, 1983-1992, Northern Ireland Elections
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