Tom Elliott, MLA
MLA Fermanagh and South Tyrone
Coleraine, Northern Ireland
Biography: Tom Elliott is a Northern Irish Ulster Unionist MLA, a former leader of the Ulster Unionist Party and a former UDR soldier. Educated at Ballinamallard Primary School and Duke of Westminster High School, Ballinamallard & Kesh, he also earned a College Certificate in Agriculture from the Enniskillen College of Agriculture.
He was the election agent for James Cooper in 2001 Westminster campaign and in June of the same year was elected an Ulster Unionist Councillor on Fermanagh District Council representing Erne North. He was re-elected May 2005 but resigned to allow a Co-option in August 2010. In November 2003 he was elected as a member of the Northern Ireland Assembly representing Fermanagh & South Tyrone, a position to which he was re-elected in March 2007 and May 2011. In this role he served as Ulster Unionist Assembly spokesperson on Agriculture and Rural Affairs. Currently Vice Chair of the Agricultural Committee in Stormont and also sits as a member of the Committee of the Office of the First and deputy First Minister.
He was elected as the 14th leader of the Ulster Unionist Party in 2010 but resigned in 2012.