William Fyffe

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William Samuel Fyffe (1914 – 15 April 1989)[1] was a unionist politician in Northern Ireland.

Born in Strabane, Fyffe worked as a journalist and became active in the Ulster Unionist Party.[2] He was the Chairman of the North West Cricket Union,[3] and was known for his strident opposition to civil rights marches.[2]

Fyffe was narrowly elected in North Tyrone at the Northern Ireland general election, 1969, serving until the Parliament was prorouged in 1972.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Transcription of William Fyffe's gravestone
  2. ^ a b Sydney Elliot and William D. Flackes, Northern Ireland: a political directory, 1968-1999, p.264
  3. ^ a b Northern Ireland Parliamentary Elections Results: Biographies
Parliament of Northern Ireland
Preceded by
Thomas Lyons
Member of Parliament for North Tyrone
1969–1973
Succeeded by
Parliament abolished