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Statement by David Trimble about his Intention to Resign as Leader of the UUP, (7 May 2005)

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Statement by David Trimble, then Leader of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP), about his Intention to Resign as Party Leader, (7 May 2005)


"At a private meeting with the President and Chairman of the Ulster Unionist Party this morning I indicated to them that I do not wish to continue as Leader.

I want to thank all the members of the Party for all the support and help they have given me over the last 10 years.

There have been difficult times, but also times when we have been able to make a difference.

I have no doubt that Northern Ireland is a much better place and Unionism greatly advantaged because of our efforts.

I am pleased to have had the privilege of leading what I regard as the best and most democratic political grouping in Ulster.

The Party Chairman will be arranging a meeting of the Party Executive to make the arrangements for a special meeting of the Ulster Unionist Council to elect a new Leader at which point I shall formally resign."


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