David Trimble was the first First Minister of Northern Ireland, holding office from 1998 until 2002. He was also the leader of the Ulster Unionist Party from 1995 until 2005. (UUP).



Additionally, from 1990 to 2005, he represented Upper Bann as a Member of Parliament (MP), and from 1998 to 2007, he was a member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA).

Trimble received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1998 in appreciation of the major efforts he made in the negotiations that ultimately led to the Good Friday Agreement.



David Trimble

William and Ivy Trimble were Presbyterians of the lower-middle class who made their home in the city of Bangor in County Down. Trimble was their son.

Between the years 1964 and 1968, he attended the Queen’s University of Belfast, where he was honoured with the McKane Medal for Jurisprudence during his time there.

In 1983, he was sitting in his office at the university when he heard gunshots, which turned out to be those of the individuals responsible for the murder of Edgar Graham, a friend and colleague who taught law at the institution.

Who is David Trimble’s Wife, Daphne Elizabeth Trimble?

Academic and former politician Daphne Elizabeth Trimble is a member of the Trimble family in Northern Ireland. In 2008, she was given a position as a part-time Commissioner of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC),

during which time she voiced her public opposition to the commission’s recommendations for a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland.

She ran for a seat in the UK general election in 2010, but she was ultimately defeated. She resigned from her position at the NIHRC.

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