Leaders of the Ulster Unionist Party

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Leader of the Ulster Unionist Party
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Ulster Unionist Party logo
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Incumbent
Robin Swann MLA

since 8th March 2017
Appointer Elected by party
Inaugural holder Edward James Saunderson
Formation 1905

The Leader of the Ulster Unionist Party is the most senior position within the party ranks. Since 2017 the leader has been former Chief Whip Robin Swann MLA.[1] He was elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly in 2011 & was re-elected in the 2016 & 2017 Assembly Elections.

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No. Image Name Term start Term end Notes
1 Photograph of Colonel Edward James Saunderson MP 2.png Colonel Edward Saunderson 1905 1906 Also leader of the Irish Unionist Parliamentary Party
2 Walter Hume Long, 1st Viscount Long portrait.jpg Walter Hume Long 1906 1910 Also leader of the Irish Unionist Parliamentary Party
3 Sir Edward Carson, bw photo portrait seated.jpg Sir Edward Carson 1910 1921 Also leader of the Irish Unionist Parliamentary Party
4 James Craig, 1st Viscount Craigavon.jpg The Viscount Craigavon 1921 1940 1st Prime Minister of Northern Ireland
5 No image.png John Miller Andrews 1940 1946 2nd Prime Minister of Northern Ireland
6 No image.png The Viscount Brookeborough 1946 1963 3rd Prime Minister of Northern Ireland
7 No image.png Captain Terence O'Neill 1963 1969 4th Prime Minister of Northern Ireland
8 James Chichester-Clark 1970.jpg James Chichester-Clark 1969 1971 5th Prime Minister of Northern Ireland
9 No image.png Brian Faulkner 1971 1974 6th and final Prime Minister of Northern Ireland
10 No image.png Harry West 1974 1979
11 No image.png James Molyneaux 1979 1995
12 David Trimble.jpg David Trimble 1995 2005 First Minister of Northern Ireland
13 John White, Reg Empey, Roy Beggs (cropped Empey).JPG Sir Reg Empey 2005 2010
14 Tom Elliott.png Tom Elliott 2010 2012
15 Mike nesbitt.JPG Mike Nesbitt 2012 2017 Leader of the Opposition
16 Robin Swann in Stormont (cropped).jpg Robin Swann 8 March 2017 Incumbent

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ulster Unionist Party confirm Robin Swann as new leader" BBC News, 8 April 2017, accessed 11 April 2017