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TY - BOOK. T1 - The Ulster Unionist Party: Country before Party? AU - Braniff, M. AU - Tonge, Jonathan. AU - Whiting, Sophie. AU - McAuley, James WAuthor: Thomas Hennessey, Máire Braniff, James W. McAuley, Jonathan Tonge, Sophie A. Whiting. This is the first substantial history to trace the political development of the Ulster Unionist Party through the years of protest and opposition to Irish Home Rule to the current attempts to bring peace to the Province. It demonstrates why the Party is so central to efforts to reach a political settlement, and explains why it has for so long been the main political voice of the pro-Union. The decades since the peace agreement have seen the UUP eclipsed by the rival Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) even though most of what the UUP agreed in has remained in place. This book examines the travails of the UUP in recent times. The Ulster Unionist Party: Country Before Party? uses unprecedented access to the party that dominated Northern Ireland politics for decades to assess the reasons for its decline and to analyse whether it can recover. Having helped produce the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement, the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) struggled to deliver the deal amid unease over aspects of what its leadership Author: Thomas Hennessey, Máire Braniff, James W. McAuley.
The Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) is a unionist political party in Northern Ireland. Having gathered support in Ulster, the northern province in Ireland, during the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, the party governed Northern Ireland between and It was supported by most unionist voters throughout the conflict known as the Troubles, during which time it was often referred. General, Justice, Security, Victims Beattie welcomes 22 year term for terrorist murderer. The Ulster Unionist Party’s Justice Spokesperson, Doug Beattie MC MLA, has welcomed the 22 year sentence handed down to Christopher Robinson for the murder of Prison Officer Adrian Ismay in Belfast in Ulster Unionist Party (UUP), oldest and traditionally most successful unionist political party in Northern Ireland, though its influence waned dramatically after the Good Friday Agreement (). It was the party of government in the province from to The UUP had strong links with the British Conservative Party for many years and followed its leadership in the U.K. Parliament until. The book - The Ulster Unionist Party: Country Before Party - will be launched later this month. Prof Tonge is a co-author along with Prof Tom Hennessey, Maire Braniff, Prof James W McAuley and.
Ritchie, Richard [Edited by] John Enoch Powell, MBE (16 June - 8 February ) was a British politician, classical scholar, linguist, and poet. He served as a Conservative Member of Parliament (MP, 74), Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) MP ( 87), and Minister of Health ( 63). The conservative Ulster Unionist Party dominated unionism throughout the twentieth century, and the radicalization of unionist politics at the beginning of . This book undertakes the first detailed membership study of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP). The UUP was the dominant political party in Northern Ireland during the twentieth century, but since the Belfast Agreement, the UUP has struggled to retain the loyalty and affection of many within the majority Protestant-Unionist-British community. Jon Tonge, University of Liverpool and former UUP Director of Communications discuss the new book 'The Ulster Unionist Party - Country Before Party.