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Trimble, David

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishTrimble, DavidDavid TrimbleTrim‧ble, David /ˈtrɪmbəl/ 🔊 🔊 (1944–) a British politician and former leader of the Ulster Unionist Party, a political party in Northern Ireland which is supported mostly by Protestants, who believes strongly that Northern Ireland should remain part of the UK. He worked hard to bring peace to Northern Ireland and shared the Nobel Prize for Peace with John Hume. He was First Minister in the new Northern Ireland Assembly (=the parliament of Northern Ireland) from 1998 until the parliament was closed in 2002. He resigned as leader of the Ulster Unionist Party in 2005 after losing his seat in the election. He became a member of the House of Lords as Baron Trimble in 2006.
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