Tributes have been paid to former Ulster Unionist Party leader Jim Molyneaux, who passed away on Monday, March 9 at the age of 94.
Lord Molyneaux, who served in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War, was South Antrim MP from 1970 – 1983 and later Lagan Valley MP from 1983 – 1997. He was leader of the UUP from 1979 – 1995.
Paying tribute to Lord Molyneaux was East Antrim MLA, Roy Beggs Jr. “When I served as the secretary of the Ulster Young Unionist Council in 1986/87, I got to know Jim Molyneaux,” he said. “I worked alongside Jim and had canvassed with him on a number of occasions. He had a strong work ethic in representing both his constituents and the best interests of the people of Northern Ireland.
“Aside from serving as a Member of Parliament for many decades, Jim also served as a soldier in World War Two, and was one of the first to enter Bergen-Belsen. Jim was held in the highest regard by all who knew him, and my thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family circle.”
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