Who Is Lord David Trimble's Wife, Daphne Trimble?
Former politician and academic from Northern Ireland, Daphne Trimble was the late David Trimble's wife.
Daphne Trimble, a former Northern Ireland Equality Commission member, was born in 1953. In 2008, she was elected as a part-time Commissioner in the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) after serving as a member of the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland. She openly criticized the NIHRC's suggestions for a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland.
She left the NIHRC to run unsuccessfully for the Ulster Conservatives and Unionists in the Lagan Valley constituency in the UK general election in May 2010.
She married David Trimble, a former lecturer at Queen's University Belfast, in August 1978 after earning a law degree. When he was elected to the House of Lords in June 2006, she was given the title of Lady.
Daphne has also worked in educational institutions in the region of Armagh, including Portadown College.
When her husband, Lord David Trimble, passed away on July 25, 2022, she recently became a widow. Before her husband's passing, the two had been married for over 44 years, having wed Lord David in August 1978.