Tom Hamilton (politician)

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Tom Hamilton
Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly
for Strangford
In office
January 2001 – 26 November 2003
Preceded by Tom Benson
Succeeded by David McNarry
Personal details
Born (1954-07-08) 8 July 1954 (age 64)
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Nationality Northern Irish
Political party Ulster Unionist Party
Occupation Politician

Tom Hamilton (born 8 July 1954) is a Unionist politician in Northern Ireland.

Born in Belfast, Hamilton studied at the Methodist College, Belfast, then at Stranmillis College. He became a teacher and in 1993 was elected to Ards Borough Council as an Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) member. From 1999, he served as Deputy Mayor, then from 2000 to 2001 as Mayor of Ards.[1]

Hamilton stood in the 1998 Northern Ireland Assembly election, in Strangford. Although unsuccessful, he was co-opted in January 2001, following the death of fellow UUP member Tom Benson. He did not defend his seat in 2003.[2]


Northern Ireland Assembly
Preceded by
Tom Benson
MLA for Strangford
Succeeded by
David McNarry