Richard Reid (Northern Ireland politician)
Richard Reid is a former Ulster unionist politician.
Reid worked as a farmer in Pomeroy, County Tyrone. An evangelical Protestant, he became friendly with Norman Porter, secretary of the National Union of Protestants. In 1950, he arranged a meeting at the town courthouse for Monica Farrell, and through this, became acquainted with Ian Paisley. He subsequently joined Paisley's Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster, and, although there was no local congregation, he became a church elder.
In 1975, Reid stood for Paisley's Democratic Unionist Party in Mid Ulster, and was elected to the Northern Ireland Constitutional Convention. He was also elected to Cookstown District Council at the Northern Ireland local elections, 1977.
- Ed Moloney and Andrew Pollak, Paisley, p.43
- Ed Moloney and Andrew Pollak, Paisley, p.228
- "Mid-Ulster 1973-1982", Northern Ireland Elections
- "The Local Government Elections 1973-1981: Cookstown", Northern Ireland Elections
- Eric P. Kaufmann, The Orange Order: A Contemporary Northern Irish History, p.287
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