Beggs saddened at passing of UUP Honorary President May Steele MBE JP
East Antrim Ulster Unionist Assemblyman Roy Beggs has spoken of his sadness at the passing of Ulster Unionist Party stalwart May Steele MBE JP.
Roy Beggs MLA said “I knew May Steele for decades – she was a committed and dedicated Unionist who represented the Ulster Unionist Party in the Northern Ireland Forum from 1996-1998 and she also ran for election to both Larne Borough Council and the Northern Ireland Assembly. May served faithfully and diligently as an Ulster Unionist Party Officer and East Antrim Association Officer for decades. She also Chaired the Ulster Women’s Unionist Council (UWUC) and more recently being recognised as Honorary President of the Ulster Unionist Party. May was deservingly awarded an MBE for political and public service, and previously served as Justice of the Peace (JP) for County Antrim. May Steele MBE JP also headed up campaign teams for both my father and I and many Ulster Unionist Council candidates. Her late husband Sam served as a local Councillor covering the Larne Lough and Islandmagee area where they lived. May will be sadly missed by all within the East Antrim Ulster Unionist Association, by her family and her many friends across Northern Ireland.”