Sam Foster: Straight talker with common touch

Sam Foster

Sam Foster

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Sam Foster was a straight-talking man who rose to high public office, not forgeting his Fermanagh roots, and had a common touch approach.

He was a staunch unionist of the breed found in the Ulster border counties, like Fermanagh. Sam, like other gallant folk in that region, wore the uniform of the Crown – in the Ulster Special Constabulary, and during the Troubles as a UDR major.

His commitment to the Ulster Unionist Party was nurtured in a county where Protestants have stood four-square for unionism from the inception of Northern Ireland to the present day, and his membership of the Orange and Royal Black institutions complemented his passion for the cause.

 

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