Cecil Calvert

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Who is Cecil Calvert?

Cecil Calvert is a Unionist politician in Northern Ireland, and long-serving councillor on Lisburn City Council.

Calvert worked for the B Specials Constabulary and as a farmer before joining the Democratic Unionist Party. In 1985, he was elected to Lisburn Borough Council, representing Killultagh. He held his seat at each subsequent election, serving as Mayor of Lisburn in 2004 - 05.

Calvert was elected to the Northern Ireland Forum, representing Lagan Valley, but failed to take a seat at the Northern Ireland Assembly election, 1998.

Calvert carried a Union Jack during a St Patrick's Day parade in Seattle in 2005

In June 2007, Calvert resigned from the DUP, objecting to the party's decision to enter government with Sinn Féin. He subsequently joined Traditional Unionist Voice but resigned in March 2011.

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