William Thompson (Ulster Unionist politician)

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William Thompson
Member of Parliament
for West Tyrone
In office
1 May 1997 – 14 May 2001
Preceded by Constituency Established
Succeeded by Pat Doherty
Personal details
Born (1939-10-26)26 October 1939
Beragh, Northern Ireland
Died 12 December 2010(2010-12-12) (aged 71)
Omagh, Northern Ireland
Nationality British
Political party Ulster Unionist Party
Spouse(s) Violet
Children Wilma
Profession Farmer, Postmaster
Religion Methodist

William John "Willie" Thompson (26 October 1939 – 12 December 2010)[1] was a Northern Irish Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) politician. He served as Member of Parliament (MP) for West Tyrone from 1997 to 2001. He was one of the UUP members opposed to the Good Friday Agreement.

Elections in the 1970s and 1980s[edit]

He had previously been elected from the Mid Ulster constituency as an Ulster Unionist for the 1973 and 1982 Assemblies and the Northern Ireland Constitutional Convention in 1975.[2][3] In 1983 he sought election to Westminster in the Mid Ulster constituency, however he finished fourth with 7,066 votes, losing to the DUP's Willie McCrea.[4]


Northern Ireland Assembly (1973)
Preceded by
New creation
Assembly Member for Mid-Ulster
1973 - 1974
Succeeded by
Assembly abolished
Northern Ireland Constitutional Convention
Preceded by
New creation
Member for Mid-Ulster
1975 - 1976
Succeeded by
Convention dissolved
Northern Ireland Assembly (1982)
Preceded by
New creation
MPA for Mid-Ulster
1982 - 1986
Succeeded by
Assembly abolished
Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament for West Tyrone
Succeeded by
Pat Doherty