Why did various UUP members resign during the Trimble leadership?

In 2003 numerous UUP MP's and MLA's resigned in retaliation to the leadership of David Trimble. MP's Jeffery Donaldson, David Burnside, and Rev. Martin Smyth all resigned the party whip at Westminster. While MLA's Nora Beare and Arlene Foster defected to the DUP in 2003. What reasons were their... show more In 2003 numerous UUP MP's and MLA's resigned in retaliation to the leadership of David Trimble.
MP's Jeffery Donaldson, David Burnside, and Rev. Martin Smyth all resigned the party whip at Westminster. While MLA's Nora Beare and Arlene Foster defected to the DUP in 2003.

What reasons were their resignations based on?

What were the main aspects of the Trimble leadership that they opposed?
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