Billy Bell (politician)
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Billy Bell Politician

Billy Bell

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Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly
for Lagan Valley

25 June 1998 - 7 March 2007
New Creation
Basil McCrea
Personal details
Born (1935-10-09) 9 October 1935 (age 84)
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Political partyUlster Unionist Party

William Bradshaw Bell, OBE, JP (born 9 October 1935), was a Unionist politician from Northern Ireland and former Lord Mayor of Belfast.

He served as a Councillor on Belfast City Council from 1976 to 1985 and was Lord Mayor of Belfast from 1979 to 1980. He also served on Lisburn Council (1989-2007) and was Mayor of the City of Lisburn in 2003.

He was Personal Assistant to MP Rt Hon Sir James Molyneaux from 1976 to 1997. He was elected to the Northern Ireland Constitutional Convention (1975-1976) for North Belfast, and to the Northern Ireland Assembly for the Lagan Valley constituency in 1998 and again in 2003. In 1996 he was an unsuccessful candidate in the Northern Ireland Forum election in Lagan Valley.[1] Bell stood in the 2007 election after re-selection by his party, however he lost his seat to fellow UUP candidate, Basil McCrea.

He was appointed a Justice of the peace in 1985, and is a former member of the Northern Ireland Housing Council.[]


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Northern Ireland Constitutional Convention
New convention Member for North Belfast
Convention abolished
Northern Ireland Assembly (1982)
New assembly MPA for South Antrim
Assembly abolished
Northern Ireland Assembly
New assembly MLA for Lagan Valley
Succeeded by
Basil McCrea
Civic offices
Preceded by
David Cook
Lord Mayor of Belfast
Succeeded by
John Carson
Preceded by
Betty Campbell
Mayor of Lisburn
Succeeded by
Cecil Calvert

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