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Harvey Bicker

Succeeded by Peter Bowles

Political party Fianna Fáil (formerly Ulster Unionist Party)
Profession Military Officer

Colonel (Reginald) Harvey Bicker OBE TD is a Northern Irish businessman and Fianna Fáil politician from Spa, County Down, though he is originally from Lisburn.[1] He is a member of the President of Ireland's Council of State.[2] Bicker was formerly a councillor serving on Down District Council as a member of the Ulster Unionist Party from 1997 to 2004.[3]. Peter Bowles was co-opted as the UUP's replacement on the Council[4] following his appointment as Chairman of the Mourne National Park Working Party by Angela Smith[5]. He is noted for being the first former Ulster unionist politician to affiliate with an Irish republican party after Fianna Fáil announced their intentions to organise on an All-Ireland basis. [6]

Bicker is a retired colonel in the British Army, having served in the Royal Irish Regiment and Ulster Defense Regiment. He is a member of the Military Heritage of Ireland Trust.[7]




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