Democratic Unionist Party Who are they, what do they stand for?

Peter Robinson, democratic unionist Leader

FOUNDED1971

PARTY LEADERPeter Robinson

LEADER SINCE14 April 2008

COLOURRed, White and Blue

MEMBERSHIP

MP'S8

WEBSITE: http://www.mydup.com/

HEADQUARTERS: 91 Dundela Avenue
Belfast
County Antrim
Northern Ireland

IDEOLOGY: National Conservatism,Social Conservatism,British Unionism,Euroscepticism

POSITION:

democratic unionist Political Party

Party Introduction

Hardline Unionist and national conservative party in Northern Ireland. Also very socially conservative with close links to Evangelical Protestantism. Source: Wikipedia

Of the two primary unionist political parties in Northern Ireland, the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) is the larger of the two.

The party was founded in September 1971 by Ian Paisley and Desmond Boal, and have strong affiliation with the Protestant religion, in particular the church that Paisley founded, The Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster.

The DUP currently holds eight seats in Westminster, 38 seats in the Northern Ireland Assembly and one seat in the European Parliament.

Following the 2005 general election, the party was confirmed as the largest unionist party, also making it the fourth largest political party in the House of Commons (in terms of seats), putting them behind the Liberal Democrats.

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