|Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly
1 December 2000 – 26 November 2003
|Preceded by||John Hume|
|Succeeded by||Mary Bradley|
|Political party||Social Democratic and Labour Party|
After studying in Derry and Edinburgh, Courtney became a nurse back in Derry. She also joined the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP), was elected to Derry City Council in 1985, and served as Mayor of Derry in 1993. Courtney retired from nursing in 1997.
When SDLP leader John Hume resigned from the Northern Ireland Assembly, effective from December 2000, Courtney was co-opted as his replacement, representing Foyle. Courtney was keen to contest the 2003 Northern Ireland Assembly election for the party, but did not gain the SDLP's nomination. As a result, she resigned from the party in April 2003 and instead sat as an independent. Courtney stood as an independent in the election, but took only 802 votes and was not elected.
- Biography - Annie Courtney MLA, Northern Ireland Assembly Archived September 29, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
- "Courtney takes up Hume's assembly seat", The Irish Times, 11 December 2000
- "Annie Courtney resigns from SDLP Archived September 28, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.", 4NI.co.uk, 1 April 2003
- "Courtney stands as independent", BBC News
- Foyle 2003, Northern Ireland Elections
|Mayor of Derry
|Northern Ireland Assembly|
|MLA for Foyle
2000 - 2003