Ulster Unionist Party leadership election, 1971

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The Ulster Unionist Party leadership election of 1971 was caused by the resignation of James Chichester-Clark, after he had failed to persuade the British Government to provide his government with more resources to quell the growing civil unrest.

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

First round
Candidate Votes
Votes  %
Brian Faulkner Green tickY 26
86.7%
William Craig 4
13.3%

Sources[edit]

  • Ireland since 1939, Henry Patterson (2001, Oxford University Press)
  • A history of the Ulster Unionist Party, Graham Walker (2004, Manchester University Press)