Jim Wilson (Northern Ireland politician)

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Jim Wilson
Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly
for Antrim South
In office
25 June 1998 – 7 March 2007
Preceded byNew Creation
Succeeded byMitchel McLaughlin.
Personal details
Born (1941-12-15) 15 December 1941 (age 77)
County Antrim
Political partyUlster Unionist Party

Jim Wilson (born 15 December 1941) is a Northern Irish politician.

Born in County Antrim, Wilson attended Belfast College of Technology before becoming a marine engineer. He was elected to Newtownabbey Borough Council in 1975 for the Vanguard Unionist Progressive Party, and joined the Ulster Unionist Party the following year. However, he resigned his position on the council in 1988. He was UUP General Secretary from the late 1980s until 1998.

Wilson was elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly for South Antrim in 1998 and held his seat at the 2003 election. He retired from front line politics in 2007. In March 2007 he was reappointed General Secretary of the UUP.

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Frank Millar Jr
General Secretary of the Ulster Unionist Party
1987–1998
Succeeded by
David Boyd
Preceded by
Will Corry
Acting General Secretary of the Ulster Unionist Party
2007–2010
Succeeded by
Colin McCusker
Northern Ireland Assembly
New assembly MLA for Antrim South
1998–2007
Succeeded by
Mitchel McLaughlin
Preceded by
Sir John Gorman
Deputy Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly
2002–2007
With: Donovan McClelland
Jane Morrice
Succeeded by
Francie Molloy
David McClarty
John Dallat