William Ross (Unionist politician)

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William Ross
Member of Parliament
for East Londonderry
Londonderry (Feb 1974-1983)
In office
28 February 1974 – 14 May 2001
Preceded by Robin Chichester-Clark
Succeeded by Gregory Campbell
Personal details
Born (1936-02-04) 4 February 1936 (age 81)
Nationality British
Political party Traditional Unionist Voice
UUP (pre 2007)
Spouse(s) Christine Ross
Children 4
Residence Dungiven
Occupation Farmer
Religion Anglican

William Ross (born 4 February 1936) is an Ulster loyalist politician from Northern Ireland. He served as the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) Member of Parliament for Londonderry (later East Londonderry) from February 1974 until 2001. He was one of the UUP members opposed to the Good Friday Agreement.

For some years he was a member of the Conservative Monday Club (which followed the Tory tradition of being Conservative and Unionist). In September 1982 he was chairman of the Club's Northern Ireland Committee when it published a Policy Paper entitled Proposals for a Constitutional Settlement [for Ulster].

In June 2008, it was announced that he had been made the party president of Traditional Unionist Voice (TUV). [1]

William Ross stood for the TUV in the 2010 UK General Election in the East Londonderry Constituency.[2]


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Robin Chichester-Clark
Member of Parliament for Londonderry
constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament for East Londonderry
Succeeded by
Gregory Campbell