Speaker of the Northern Ireland House of Commons

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The Speaker of the Northern Ireland House of Commons was the presiding officer of the lower house of Parliament in Northern Ireland from 1921 to 1972.

The Speaker had an official residence, Stormont House. All the Speakers were members of the Ulster Unionist Party on their election.

There was initially one Deputy Speaker, also invariably an Ulster Unionist, who was also the Chairman of Ways and Means. In 1958 a second Deputy Speaker was appointed, and given the title Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means. From 1963 onwards, this post was often given to members of the Nationalist Party or Northern Ireland Labour Party.

Speakers[edit]

Name Entered office Left office Party
1. Sir Hugh O'Neill, Bt 1921 1929 Ulster Unionist Party
2. Sir Henry Mulholland, Bt 1929 1945 Ulster Unionist Party
3. Sir Norman Stronge, Bt 1945 1956 Ulster Unionist Party
4. W. F. McCoy 1956 1956 Ulster Unionist Party
3. Sir Norman Stronge, Bt 1956 1969 Ulster Unionist Party
5. Ivan Neill 1969 1972 Ulster Unionist Party

Chairman of Ways and Means and Deputy Speaker[edit]

Name Entered office Left office Party
1. Thomas Moles 1921 1937 Ulster Unionist Party
2. John Clarke Davison 1937 1937 Ulster Unionist Party
3. Sir Robert Lynn 1937 1945 Ulster Unionist Party
4. Howard Stevenson 1945 1945 Ulster Unionist Party
5. Thomas Bailie 1945 1948 Ulster Unionist Party
6. R. N. Wilson 1948 1950 Ulster Unionist Party
7. Samuel Hall-Thompson 1950 1953 Ulster Unionist Party
8. Terence O'Neill 1953 1955 Ulster Unionist Party
9. Thomas Lyons 1955 1969 Ulster Unionist Party
10. Walter Scott 1969 1972 Ulster Unionist Party

Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means and Deputy Speaker[edit]

Name Entered office Left office Party
1. Joseph Morgan 1958 1962 Ulster Unionist Party
2. Brian McConnell 1962 1963 Ulster Unionist Party
3. Billy Boyd 1963 1965 Northern Ireland Labour Party
4. James O'Reilly 1966 1966 Nationalist Party
5. Paddy Gormley 1966 1967 Nationalist Party
4. James O'Reilly 1967 1969 Nationalist Party
7. Vivian Simpson 1969 1972 Northern Ireland Labour Party

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