From 1994 “Ulster’s Protestant Working Class – A Community Exploration” a pamphlet produced by The Springfield Inter-Community Development Project. Among the discussion group which produced the pamphlet were bIlly Hutchinson, Gusty Spence, Michael Hall, Chris McGimpsey, Joy Challis and Roy Gardland. It’s quite an interesting read. I’ve scanned and uploaded it in pdf format here.
“Where We Stand” leaflet from the Vanguard Unionist Party March 23, 2017
“Where We Stand” a leaflet from the Vanguard Unionist Party (Ulster Vanguard) outlining what they were for and Against as well as the difference between themselves and the Ulster Unionists.
You can find more about the party here
September 1983 edition of the UDA newsletter ‘Ulster’ October 25, 2015
The September 1983 edition of the Ulster Defence Association newsletter ‘Ulster’ which is in uploaded in pdf form.
Among the items covered are Anti Segregation protests, threats to criminals from the UDA, plenty of small pieces about Gerry Adams and Cardinal O’Fiach, a piece on Rose Harvey and Dominic McGlinchey.
Click on the image to launch in pdf
Leaflet from Nigel Lutton -Independent Agreed Unionist Candidate- Mid Ulster 2013 By Election March 7, 2013
From the 2013 Mid Ulster By-Election a leaflet from Independent and ‘The Agreed Unionist Candidate’ Nigel Lutton.
Theres a profile of the candidate, Peter Robinson and Mike Nesbitt extolling the virtues of the candidate as well as some policies.
A special thanks to the sender… who rescued this from a relatives bin (yes I’ve searched in bins for leaflets too )
From the 1992 General Election a flyer from Patrick Melly… a rarity in the Republic of Ireland in that he was a Unionist candidate.
There is of course a ‘Protestant Vote’ in certain areas of the country, more often than not though its in Local Elections that it manifests itself with the likes of the Donegal Progressive Party and Protestant Association candidates fielded (and elected) in Donegal and Monaghan up until recently.
In 1987 there were 2 ‘Unionist’ candidates in Michael Brooks (running as an Ulster Protestant polled 696 votes in Donegal South West) , Stan Davies (Unionist polling 134 votes in Cork South West) and another candidate Ronald Smith ran in Louth on a ticket demanding Bible readings in the Dail (he got 86 votes).
For the record Melly polled 73 votes in what I think was his only electoral outing.
“Save Ulster with the Ulster Democratic Unionist Association” Leaflet ..from the early 80s? November 30, 2011
Got this recently , a leaflet from the ‘Ulster Democratic Unionist Association Co. Londonderry’, outlining their aims and objectives. I think its from the early 80s but can’t be sure. I can’t find anything online about them. I presume that they were linked to the Democratic Unionist Party.
If anyone has any details of the group I’d love to know.
Sylvia Hermon -Independent Unionist -North Down 2010 UK Election August 12, 2010
From the 2010 UK Election a leaflet for Independent candidate Sylvia Hermon running in North Down.She was easily elected.
Having been first elected in 2001 as an Ulster Unionist Party candidate, she quit the party in 2010 in protest at the UUP’s alliance with the Conservative Party. She is the widow of Sir Jack Hermon, former Chief Constable of the RUC.
Ian McCrae -DUP -Mid Ulster -2010 UK Election May 9, 2010
From the 2010 UK Election, a leaflet from DUP candidate Ian McCrae running in Mid Ulster. He polled 5,876 votes.
McCrae is an MLA and also is the son of DUP MP Willie McCrea.
From the 2010 Westminister Election, a leaflet from Conservative and Unionist candidate David Harding running in Foyle. David Harding polled
1,221 votes (3.22%) and lost his deposit.
In the leaflet a lot of emphasis is put on the partnership between the UUP and the Ulster Unionist Party and how ‘for the first time in a generation, people in Northern Ireland can have a decisive say in who forms the next UK government.’
Problem of course being that it may now be the DUP who have that say.
Harding is pictured all over Derry with a grey haired lady, anyone know who she is?
From the 2010 UK Election in North Antrim, a leaflet from Independent Unionist Lyle Cubitt.
Lyle wants the Assembly dropped and accuses Jim Allisters TUV and the Ian Paisleys DUP of telling lies to the Northern Electorate.
He polled 606 votes.
A Yes to the Good Friday Agreement flyer produced by The Progressive Unionist Party (PUP) in 1998. The PUP were seen as the political wing of the UVF so their approval (along with that of the UDP) was seen as vital for the passing of the Referendum in May 1998. Many thanks to the donor.