Independent Unionist

Independent Unionist has been a label sometimes used by candidates in elections in the United Kingdom, indicating a support for Unionism, retaining the unity of the British state.

It is most popularly associated with candidates in elections for the Parliament of Northern Ireland. Such candidates supported the positions of Unionism in Northern Ireland but, for various reasons, could not reconcile to themselves to the Ulster Unionist Party or other leading groups. It was also used by Unionists in what became the Irish Free State, as they were unionists, but not in Ulster. The label was also used in Scotland, demonstrating an association with ideology of the Unionist Party, the predecessor to the modern Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.

At the Northern Ireland general election, 1938 Tommy Henderson and five defeated candidates stood for the "Independent Unionist Association", which was distinct from other Independent Unionists.

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Independent Unionist - Notable Users of The Title
... George Hanna was an early independent Unionist, representing East Antrim in the British House of Commons from 1919 ... Belfast Shankill from 1929 to 1953 as an independent Unionist ... and a contemporary of Henderson, was an independent Unionist throughout his political career ...
Belfast Shankill (Northern Ireland Parliament Constituency) - Election Results
... General Election 1929 Belfast Shankill Party Candidate Votes % ±% Independent Unionist Tommy Henderson 6,525 51.1 N/A Ulster Unionist Samuel McGuffin 6,244 48.9 N/A Majority 281 2.2 ... Fulton 6,335 49.5 +0.6 Majority 116 1.0 -1.2 Turnout 76.4 +1.6 Independent Unionist hold Swing General Election 1938 Belfast Shankill Party Candidate Votes % ±% Ind ... Unionist Association Tommy Henderson 7,518 51.4 +0.9 Ulster Unionist J ...
List Of MPs Elected In The Northern Ireland General Election, 1925 - Members
... Name Constituency Party Robert Anderson Londonderry Ulster Unionist John Miller Andrews Down Ulster Unionist Edward Archdale Fermanagh and Tyrone Ulster Unionist John Milne Barbour Antrim Ulster Unionist Richard ...
Belfast Woodvale (Northern Ireland Parliament Constituency) - Election Results
... General Election 1929 Belfast Woodvale Party Candidate Votes % ±% Independent Unionist John William Nixon 9,904 58.4 N/A Ulster Unionist W ... N/A Majority 2,629 16.8 N/A Turnout 75.2 N/A Independent Unionist hold Swing N/A General Election 1933 Belfast Woodvale Party Candidate Votes ... Dalzell 6,676 43.4 +1.8 Majority 2,033 13.2 -13.6 Turnout 76.4 +0.8 Independent Unionist hold Swing General Election 1938 Belfast Woodvale Party Candidate Votes % ±% Independent Unionist John William Nixon 9,335 59 ...
List Of MPs Elected In The Northern Ireland General Election, 1933 - Members
... Name Constituency Party John Miller Andrews Mid Down Ulster Unionist Sir Edward Archdale Enniskillen Ulster Unionist Anthony Babington Belfast Cromac Ulster Unionist John Milne Barbour South Antrim Ulster ...

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