Lord Bannside never rebelled against their party in this parliament
My Lords, as the representative for North Antrim in another place at the time of this happening, this is a sad day. Yet it has some gladness about it, because the record of the two men concerned is now clear. That is a great relief to the families and to those of us who have followed this carefully. I, as the MP for that area, followed it very carefully and in fact raised it in another place....
It seems that some of us are finishing our course. It is 41 years since I walked in here as an elected Member for my constituency in Antrim. Now, I feel as if I look only 41, but that is not so, for the facts are against us. We are all moving away from youth to middle age. When we look at one another, we see that we have spread a bit in our middle age and are weakening in our old age....
My Lords, I am sure that we are glad of the Statement that we heard from the Minister tonight. However, I will stress one matter. Why did this come as a terrible surprise to the people in this area? Were the Government not aware that the matter was underneath the surface? We welcome the European part of the question. That must be worked on, because we need strong resistance to what has taken...
Former DUP Peer, Former DUP MLA for North Antrim
Entered the House of Lords on 5 July 2010
Previously MP for North Antrim until 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
Left House of Commons on 12 September 2014 — Died
Entered House of Commons on 18 June 1970 — General election
Entered the Assembly on 25 June 1998 — General election
Left the Assembly on 24 March 2011 — Dissolved for election
Also represented North Antrim
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