Norman Boyd

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Norman Boyd
Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly
for Antrim South
In office
25 June 1998 – 26 November 2003
Preceded by New Creation
Succeeded by Paul Girvan
Personal details
Born (1961-10-16) 16 October 1961 (age 55)
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Political party Northern Ireland Unionist Party
Other political
affiliations
UK Unionist Party (until 1999)

Norman Boyd (born 16 October 1961) is a former Unionist politician in Northern Ireland.

Boyd was born in Belfast and attended Belfast High School and Newtownabbey Technical College before working in banking. At the 1998 Northern Ireland Assembly election, Boyd was elected for the UK Unionist Party (UKUP) to represent South Antrim.

In January 1999, he joined three of the four other UKUP Assembly members in forming the Northern Ireland Unionist Party. He acted as whip for the new group, and was selected to stand for Westminster under his new party label at the South Antrim by-election, 2000, but withdrew during the campaign, calling on his supporters to back the Democratic Unionist Party candidate William McCrea. He did stand for the South Antrim seat at the 2001 general election, but came bottom of the poll, with only 972 votes. He also failed to be elected to Newtownabbey Borough Council.

At the 2003 Assembly election, Boyd was able to take only 774 votes, and lost his seat, along with all his party colleagues.

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Northern Ireland Assembly
Preceded by
New creation
MLA for Antrim South
1998 - 2003
Succeeded by
Paul Girvan