Sir John Major’s Statement Following the Death of David Trimble – 25 July 2022

The statement made by Sir John Major on 25 July 2022, following the death of the Rt Hon The Lord Trimble.


When David Trimble became Leader of the Ulster Unionist Party, he made a critical contribution to the Northern Ireland Peace Process.

He shed his former opposition to the Process, and became an innovative advocate for a peaceful settlement.

This was a brave and principled change of policy, and critical to the creation of peace in Northern Ireland.

He thoroughly merits an honourable place amongst peacemakers.