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Candidate

  Ian Paisley
North Antrim

Elected in 2001? Yes
Personal details
Married, Eileen
2 sons, 3 daughters.

Education
Ballymena Model School
Ballymena Technical High School
S Wales Bible College
Reformed Presbyterian Theological College, Belfast.

Non-political career
Ordained, 1946. Moderator, Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster, 1951
Pres., Whitefield Coll. of the Bible, 1979-. Commenced publishing The Protestant Telegraph, 1966.

Political career
Electoral notes: Contested (Prot U) Bannside, NI Parliament, 1969
MP (Prot U), Bannside, Co Antrim, NI Parliament, 1970-72
Leader of Opposition, 1972
Chairman, Public Accounts Cttee, 1972. Co-Founder, Democratic Unionist Party, NI, 1972. Member (Democratic Unionist), N Antrim, NI Assembly, 1973-75
Member (UUUC), N Antrim, NI Constitutional Convention, 1975-76
Member (DemU) N Antrim, NI Assembly, 1982-86
Member, International Cultural Society, Korea, 1977
MP (DemU) North Antrim 1974-present
(ProtU 1970-74) (resigned seat December 1985 in protest against Anglo-Irish Agreement
re-elected January 1986)
Member (DemU) Northern Ireland, European Parliament 1979-present
Member (DemU) Antrim North, Northern Ireland Assembly 1998-present

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