Robert John White

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This article is about the Ulster Unionist Party politician. For the Ulster Democratic Party politician, see John White (loyalist).
John White at the Ulster Unionist Party Executive Committee during the Leader's address.

Robert John White, known as John White, is an Ulster Unionist politician in Northern Ireland.

White was Mayor of Coleraine from 1977 to 1980, having been Deputy Mayor from 1973. He was elected to the council at every election from 1973 to 1993.[1][2][3]

In 1996 he was elected to the Northern Ireland Forum for East Londonderry. He supported the Belfast Agreement in 1998.[4] In 2006 he succeeded Lord Rogan as UUP President unopposed at the Party AGM.[5]


  1. ^ "Local Government Elections 1973 - 1981: Coleraine". Retrieved 2011-05-12. 
  2. ^ "Local Government Elections 1985-1989: Coleraine". Retrieved 2011-05-12. 
  3. ^ Dr Nicholas Whyte. "Coleraine Council Elections 1993-2005". Retrieved 2011-05-12. 
  4. ^ "Latest News | Unionist split deepens". BBC News. 1998-05-07. Retrieved 2011-05-12. 
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Northern Ireland Forum
Preceded by
New creation
Member for East Londonderry
1996 - 1998
Succeeded by
Forum dissolved
Party political offices
Preceded by
Lord Rogan
President of the Ulster Unionist Party
2006- 2008
Succeeded by
Office merged with Chairman David Campbell
Civic offices
Preceded by
A N Clarke
Mayor of Coleraine
1977 - 1980
Succeeded by
G A McIlrath