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Designated Unionist

This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Northern Ireland

Designated Unionist means a MLA designated as a Unionist in accordance with standing orders of the Northern Ireland Assembly as set out in the Northern Ireland Act 1998.


"After the signing of the Roll a Member may enter in the Roll a designation of identity, being Nationalist, Unionist or Other. A Member who does not register a designation of identity shall be deemed to be designated Other for the purposes of these Standing Orders."[1]

"Designated Nationalist” means a member designated as a Nationalist in accordance with standing orders of the Assembly and “designated Unionist” shall be construed accordingly."[2]

Parties and independent MLAs designated Unionist in the Northern Ireland Assembly


  1. ^ Northern Ireland Assembly
  2. ^ Northern Ireland Act 1998

See also

External links

  • Northern Ireland Act 1998
  • Standing Orders
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