Ulster Unionist Party
|Founded||3 March 1905|
|National affiliation||Conservative Party|
|Seats in the Northern Ireland Assembly|
22 / 90
|Seats in the House of Commons (NI)|
1 / 4
The Ulster Unionist Party, more commonly known as the UUP, is the dominant right-wing and unionist party in Northern Ireland. It has either held the First Minister or Deputy First Minister position since September 2016, when UUP First Minister TobySanderson was elected. In the most recent June 2020 Northern Ireland Assembly election, the UUP under leader J_Ceasar came in second place, winning the Deputy First Minister position. The party gained an additional seat in Westminister after the Democratic Unionist Party merged into the Ulster Unionist Party as part of the broader Conservative-NUP merger however lost this seat again in the August 2020 General Election.