UUP members resign to form new party

A new, moderate unionist party is expected to be formed in Northern Ireland after two senior Ulster Unionists, Basil McCrea and John McCallister, both left the party.

17th February, 2013

A new, moderate unionist party is expected to be formed in Northern Ireland after two senior Ulster Unionists, Basil McCrea and John McCallister, both left the party.

In a dramatic 24 hours for the one-time dominant force in Northern Ireland politics, John McCallister, MLA for South Down and a former deputy leader, announced his decision to resign from the UUP last Thursday evening. Last Friday morning, Lagan Valley MLA Basil McCrea said that he would...

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