Baron Elliott of Ballinamallard

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Baron Elliott of Ballinamallard

The Ulster Unionist Party is pleased to announce that MLA Thomas Beatty Elliott shall be styled and titled Baron Elliott of Ballinamallard.

A spokesperson for the Fermanagh and South Tyrone Unionist Association said, “We are most pleased to announce that our party colleague Tom Elliott MLA will be styled and titled Baron Elliott of Ballinamallard. The Baron has been a long-standing and loyal member of our association for many years, and we are overjoyed at the news of his elevation to the House of Lords. This great honour reflects the steadfast and unwavering commitment he has shown to the people of Fermanagh and South Tyrone over his two decades of public service.

“As a son of Ballinamallard, it is most pleasing that the Baron has been chosen to share this honour with his home roots. 

“Baron Elliott will be a fantastic addition to the red benches in the House of Lords within the Palace of Westminster. Baron Elliott of Ballinamallard will continue to serve in the ‘interim’ as Member of the Legislative Assembly for Fermanagh and South Tyrone.”

Baron Elliott of Ballinamallard said, “The choice of a title is an important community element to the Peerage. Ballinamallard has significant relevance to me, given that it is my, and both my parents', home area. I attended school in the village, worship in the village and I am part of the local football club, and feel the title is recognition to the wider community.

“To receive this peerage has been a great honour. An honour for the community, not just me. I look at it as it is for my community and my family.”

Party Leader, Doug Beattie MC MLA said, “I am delighted that Tom Elliott has chosen the title of Baron Elliott of Ballinamallard. This is testimony to his links to the area, the people and the organisations that he supports. Baron Elliott will be an asset to the Ulster Unionist parliamentary team, and I look forward to hearing his first speech from the red benches as Baron Elliott of Ballinamallard.”