William Humphrey (UK politician)

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William Humphrey
MLA
William Humphrey, DUP.jpg
Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly
for Belfast North
Incumbent
Assumed office
13 September 2010
Preceded by Nigel Dodds
Personal details
Born (1967-10-17) October 17, 1967 (age 46) 1
Belfast, United Kingdom
Political party Democratic Unionist Party

William Humphrey is a unionist politician in Northern Ireland.

Born in the Woodvale area of Belfast, Humphrey studied at the Boys' Model School. A member of the Woodvale Residents' Association, he joined the Democratic Unionist Party, becoming its chairman in North Belfast, and a member of the party's executive.2 He was elected to Belfast City Council in the Court district at the Northern Ireland local elections, 2005,3 then served as High Sheriff of Belfast in 2006.4

At the Northern Ireland Assembly election, 2007, Humphrey stood in North Belfast, but was not elected.5 He moved to contest West Belfast at the UK general election, 2010, but took only 7.6% of the votes cast.6 In June, he became Deputy Lord Mayor of Belfast,7 In September 2010, he was selected to replace Nigel Dodds in the Northern Ireland Assembly, representing North Belfast2 and was elected at the 2011 Assembly election. Referencing his predecessor, Humphrey said, "Nigel has a proven track record of dedicated hard work on the ground, making a difference in peoples' lives within the Constituency...That will be the record I will strive to emulate."8

References

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ a b "Humphrey chosen to replace Dodds", Belfast Telegraph, 14 September 2010
  3. ^ Belfast City Council Elections 1993-2005, Northern Ireland Elections
  4. ^ New High Sheriff of Belfast to be sworn in, Belfast City Council
  5. ^ North Belfast, Northern Ireland Elections
  6. ^ West Belfast, Northern Ireland Elections
  7. ^ Deputy Lord Mayor, Belfast City Council
  8. ^ "BBC News - Humphrey chosen as Dodds North Belfast successor". BBC News. BBC News. Retrieved August 26, 2012. 
Northern Ireland Assembly
Preceded by
Nigel Dodds
MLA for Belfast North
2010-
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Civic offices
Preceded by
David Browne
High Sheriff of Belfast
2006
Succeeded by
Jim Kirkpatrick
Preceded by
Danny Lavery
Deputy Lord Mayor of Belfast
2010–2011
Succeeded by
Ruth Patterson


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