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List of notable or famous politicians from northern Ireland, with bios and photos, including the top politicians born in northern Ireland and even some popular politicians who immigrated to northern Ireland. If you're trying to find out the names of famous northern Irish politicians then this list is the perfect resource for you. These politicians are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known politician from northern Ireland is included when available.

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David Anthony Campbell is a former Northern Ireland international footballer who played in the midfield position. Born in Eglinton, just outside Derry, Campbell's playing career took off at local intermediate side, Oxford United Stars FC. From there he moved on to Nottingham Forest as an apprentice ...more

Age: 52

Birthplace: Eglinton, United Kingdom

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David Ervine was an Irish unionist politician from Northern Ireland and the leader of the Progressive Unionist Party. During his youth Ervine was a member of the Ulster Volunteer Force and was imprisoned for possessing bomb-making equipment. However whilst in jail he became convinced of the benefits ...more

Age: Died at 54 (1953-2007)

Birthplace: Ireland, Europe, Northern Ireland, Eurasia, United Kingdom, + more

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Alderman David Hilditch MLA is a Northern Irish politician for the Democratic Unionist Party. He is an MLA for East Antrim. David Hilditch was born in 1963 in Carrickfergus. He previously worked in the construction industry and for Royal Mail between 1987 and 1998. In February 1997 he was awarded ...more

Age: 54

Birthplace: Eurasia, United Kingdom, Carrickfergus, United Kingdom, with Dependencies and Territories, + more


Edwin Poots MLA is a Northern Irish politician. He is a member of the Democratic Unionist Party and is a Member of the Legislative Assembly for Lagan Valley. ...more

Age: 52

Birthplace: Ireland, Europe, Northern Ireland, Eurasia, United Kingdom, + more

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