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Jimmy Spratt is a "Unionist?" politician from Northern Ireland.

In 2005 Westminster election he stood in South Belfast for the DUP[1], splitting the Unionist vote and ensuring that South Belfast has a nationalist representative at Westminster. Said representative rarely makes any contribution to government, but DUPlicity is comfortable with that. In 2007, he was elected as a Democratic Unionist Party member of the Northern Ireland Assembly for South Belfast. He chairs the Assembly and Executive Review Committee[2], is one of the DUP representatives on the Northern Ireland Policing Board[3] and is a member of Castlereagh Council[4].

Jimmy Spratt is a former Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) officer who joined in 1972 and served for 30 years in Derry and Belfast. He worked for the Close Protection Unit including as Primary Protection Officer and was attached to a former Secretary of State, NIO Ministers, the RUC Chief Constable and other VIPs.

He was heavily involved in the Police Federation for Northern Ireland and acted as Chairman until his retirement. Spratt also served on Government Committees at regional and national level representing the British Police Service and has served on the Home Office Working Group for Health and Safety and Police Negotiating Board for pay and conditions across the UK.

He is an independent member of the District Policing Partnership and is currently employed within the environmental field. Spratt is an assistant Secretary of his local Presbyterian church. [5]

He has been married for over thirty years, with four grown up sons.

References

  1. ^ http://www.ark.ac.uk/elections/asb.htm
  2. ^ http://www.niassembly.gov.uk/assem_exec/2007mandate/assem_exec.htm
  3. ^ http://www.nipolicingboard.org.uk/index/theboard/member.htm?id=8856
  4. ^ http://www.castlereagh.gov.uk/south4.asp
  5. ^ DUP.org.uk
Northern Ireland Assembly
Preceded by
Mark Robinson
MLA for Belfast South
2007 -
Succeeded by
Incumbent
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