David Trimble


The Lord Trimble

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Personal details
Born (1944-10-15) 15 October 1944 (age 75)
Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland
NationalityBritish
Political partyConservative
Other political
affiliations
Vanguard Progressive Unionist Party,
Ulster Unionist Party
Alma materQueen's University Belfast (First class honours degree; Bachelor of Laws (LL.B))

William David Trimble, Baron Trimble, PC (born 15 October 1944, in Belfast), is a politician from Northern Ireland. He was Leader of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP; 1995–2005), the first First Minister of Northern Ireland (1998–2002), and was a Member of the House of Commons (1990–2005).[1][2]

He is a life peer for the Conservative Party. Trimble was awarded the 1998 Nobel Peace Prize, along with John Hume because of effort toward Belfast Agreement.

References

  1. "The Stormont debacle: Opinions divided on d'Hondt drama; From Portrush to Portaferry and Larne to Strabane the people of Ulster were split over the shambles at Stormont. Stephen Dunwoody assesses the mood on the streets". The News Letter (Belfast, Northern Ireland). 16 July 1999. Retrieved 28 June 2010.
  2. "David Trimble (British politician)". Encyclopædia Britannica. 15 October 1944. Retrieved 29 June 2010.