Annie Courtney

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Annie Courtney
Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly
for Foyle
In office
1 December 2000 – 26 November 2003
Preceded by John Hume
Succeeded by Mary Bradley
Personal details
Political party Social Democratic and Labour Party

Annie Courtney is a former nationalist politician in Northern Ireland.

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.[1]

When SDLP leader John Hume resigned from the Northern Ireland Assembly, effective from December 2000, Courtney was co-opted as his replacement, representing Foyle.[2] 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.[3] Courtney stood as an independent in the election,[4] but took only 802 votes and was not elected.[5]


Civic offices
Preceded by
William Hay
Mayor of Derry
Succeeded by
James Guy
Northern Ireland Assembly
Preceded by
John Hume
MLA for Foyle
2000 - 2003
Succeeded by
Mary Bradley