John Morrow Simms Politician

John Morrow Simms (23 November 1854–29 April 1934) was a unionist politician in Northern Ireland. Born in Newtownards, Simms studied at the Old Academy, Belfast, the Coleraine Academical Institution, Queen's University, Belfast, the University of Edinburgh and Leipzig University. In 1882, he was ordained as a Church of Ireland clergyman, becoming a British Army chaplain in 1887. He was elected for the Ulster Unionist Party at the North Down by-election, July 1922, and when the seat was abolished later in the year, won a seat in Down, serving until the 1931 UK general election. From 1914 to 1920, he was Principal Chaplain to the Forces, and held the rank of Major-General. He subsequently became Honorary Chaplain to George V of the United Kingdom.

Personal details

Date of birth
November 23rd, 1854
Date of death
1934 at age of 79


1. University of Edinburgh Colleges/University

The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1583, is a public research university located in Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The university is deeply embedded in the fabric of the city, with many of the buildings in the historic Old Town belonging to the university. Edinburgh receives approximately 47,000 applications every year, making it the third most popular university in the UK by volume of applicants. Entrance is intensely competitive, with 12 applications per place in the last admissions cycle. It was the fourth university to be established in Scotland and the 6th in the United Kingdom, and is regarded as one of the most prestigious universities in the world. The university is ranked the top rated in Scotland and the 6th and 7th in Europe according to the 2011 QS and Times Higher Education Ranking Globally, the 2011 QS rankings placed the university 20th in the world. It is the only Scottish university to be a member of both the elite Russell Group, and the League of European Research Universities, a consortium of 21 of Europe's most prominent and renowned research universities.

Institution info

Type Public university
2012. 238 mil. £
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Old College, South Bridge, EH8 9YL - Edinburgh, Scotland
2013. 21,677
2010. 19,106
2013. 11,191
2010. 9,868
Acceptance rate
2012. 11.5 %
Local tuition
2013. 1.82 K £
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Political engagements

Ulster Unionist Party

Geographic scope

United Kingdom


Liberal conservatism

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The Ulster Unionist Party – sometimes referred to as the Official Unionist Party or, in a historic sense, simply the Unionist Party – is the older of the two main unionist political parties in Northern Ireland. Before the split in unionism in the late 1960s, when the former Protestant Unionist Party began to attract more hardline support away from the UUP, it governed Northern Ireland between 1921 and 1972 as the sole major unionist party. It continued to be supported by most unionist voters throughout the period known as the Troubles. The UUP has lost support among Northern Ireland's unionist and Protestant community to the Democratic Unionist Party in successive elections at all levels of government since 1999. The party is currently led by Mike Nesbitt. In 2009 the party agreed to an electoral alliance with the Conservative Party and the two parties fielded joint candidates for elections to the House of Commons and the European Parliament under the banner of "Ulster Conservatives and Unionists – New Force". Literature and the website for the 2009 European Parliament election used "Conservatives and Unionists" as the short name.

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