Wallace Browne, Baron Browne of Belmont

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The Lord Browne of Belmont
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Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
Assumed office
12 June 2006
Life Peerage
Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly
for Belfast East
In office
7 March 2007 – 2011
Preceded byMichael Copeland
Succeeded bySammy Douglas
50th Lord Mayor of Belfast
In office
Preceded byTom Ekin
Succeeded byPatrick McCarthy
Personal details
Born29 October 1947 (age 69)
Political partyDemocratic Unionist Party
Alma materQueen's University Belfast

Wallace Hamilton Browne, Baron Browne of Belmont (born 29 October 1947) is a Northern Irish politician in the Democratic Unionist Party.

Political career[edit]

Browne has been a member of Belfast City Council for the Victoria electoral area since 1985.

Browne was an unsuccessful candidate in East Belfast in the 1996 Northern Ireland Forum election.[1] He was Lord Mayor of Belfast in 2005–06, and it was announced on 11 April 2006 that he would be one of the first three members of the DUP to be created a life peer, giving the party its first representation in the House of Lords. The other two are Maurice Morrow, the chairman of the DUP, and Eileen Paisley, a vice-president of the DUP and wife of the then Leader of the DUP, Ian Paisley; all became "working" life peers. Browne was raised to the peerage as Baron Browne of Belmont, of Belmont in County Antrim on 12 June 2006.

In 2007 he was elected in the Assembly elections for the East Belfast seat.

Personal life[edit]

Browne is a graduate of Queen's University, Belfast, and is a retired school teacher.

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Civic offices
Preceded by
Alan Crowe
High Sheriff of Belfast
Succeeded by
Margaret Clarke
Preceded by
Tom Ekin
Lord Mayor of Belfast
Succeeded by
Patrick McCarthy
Northern Ireland Assembly
Preceded by
Michael Copeland
MLA for Belfast East
Succeeded by
Sammy Douglas