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First unionist elected to Dublin’s upper house was keen to be part of the Beattie project

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New recruit: Ulster Unionist leader Doug Beattie (left) with Ian Marshall in Co Armagh yesterday. Credit: Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

New recruit: Ulster Unionist leader Doug Beattie (left) with Ian Marshall in Co Armagh yesterday. Credit: Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

New recruit: Ulster Unionist leader Doug Beattie (left) with Ian Marshall in Co Armagh yesterday. Credit: Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

A former Irish senator has joined the UUP and pledged to help it win support among voters “turned off by the big egos and loud voices” often prominent in unionism.

Ian Marshall, who was the first unionist elected to the Irish Parliament’s upper house, where he sat as an independent, said he’d been convinced to enter party politics by Doug Beattie’s vision and leadership.


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