William Thompson (Ulster Unionist politician)

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.

William Thompson
Member of Parliament
for West Tyrone
In office
1 May 1997  14 May 2001
Preceded byConstituency Established
Succeeded byPat Doherty
Personal details
Born(1939-10-26)26 October 1939
Beragh, Northern Ireland
Died12 December 2010(2010-12-12) (aged 71)
Omagh, Northern Ireland
Political partyUlster Unionist Party
ProfessionFarmer, Postmaster

Elections in the 1970s and 1980s

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)
New assembly Assembly Member for Mid-Ulster
Assembly abolished
Northern Ireland Constitutional Convention
New convention Member for Mid-Ulster
Convention dissolved
Northern Ireland Assembly (1982)
New assembly MPA for Mid-Ulster
Assembly abolished
Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament for West Tyrone
Succeeded by
Pat Doherty

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