Empey’s first Leader’s address

Sir Reg Empey gave his first address as Party Leader to the Ulster Unionist Council on Saturday at the Stormont Hotel. In it he sets out his opposition to “cabals running the show” and announces what appears to be a more formal contempoary to Harry West’s West Ulster Unionist Council (third entry).

Of the Party officers elected Lord Rogan stood down as President and was succeeded by former Mayor of Coleraine John White. The Panel of six was filled by Kenny Donaldson (Newry and Armagh), Johnny Andrews (Strangford), Terry Wright (Foyle), Joan Carson (F&ST), Peter Bowles (South Down) and Basil McCrea (Lagan Valley)

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Former UUP staffer, currently living in London. @mjshilliday