Captain Lawrence Percy Story Orr (16 September 1918 - 11 July 1990) was an Ulster Unionist politician in Northern Ireland. He was Member of Parliament (MP) for South Down from 1950 until he retired at the October 1974 general election, preceding Enoch Powell.
He defended the influence of Orangemen in the UUP, saying they are "neither bigoted nor uncharitable ... we do not seek to injure or upbraid a man on account of his religious opinions ... and that they treated those who differed from them with all the common courtesies of a civilised community." Orr warned members not to "follow any narrow-minded part or copy the medieval Roman church in restricting the liberty of conscience of our members."
He also resisted attempts by Westminster to interfere in Northern Ireland's affairs. He married Jean Hughes and bore five children.
- Times Guide to the House of Commons, February 1974
- Irish News, July 13, 1968
- News Letter
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs [self-published source][better source needed]
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Lawrence Orr
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|New constituency||Member of Parliament for South Down
|This article about a Member of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, for a constituency in Northern Ireland since 1922 is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|