|Member of Parliament
for Belfast South
18 August 1902 – 10 January 1910
|Preceded by||William Johnston|
|Succeeded by||James Chambers|
|Political party||Independent Unionist|
Thomas Henry Sloan (1870–1941) was an Irish and British politician and founder of the Independent Orange Order. He represented the Belfast South constituency as an Independent Unionist at the Westminster parliament from 1902 to 1910.
Sloan first came to attention as a supporter of the working class evangelical Protestant preacher Arthur Trew, and soon became a leading member of his Belfast Protestant Association. In 1901, Trew was sentenced to twelve months' hard labour after he incited an anti-Catholic riot, and Sloan took over his Sunday afternoon speeches on the steps of Belfast Customs House. Trew's imprisonment had increased interest, and Sloan was a superior speaker and organiser, and managed to secure his election at the Belfast South by-election, 1902, against the official unionist candidate.
- John F. Harbinson, The Ulster Unionist Party, 1882-1973, p.223
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Thomas Sloan
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|MP for Belfast South
1902 – 1910
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