|Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly
for Londonderry, East
25 June 1998 – 1 September 2002
|Preceded by||New Creation|
|Succeeded by||Michael Coyle|
19 January 1932|
|Died||6 February 2003(aged 71)|
|Political party||Social Democratic and Labour Party|
Born in County Donegal, Doherty studied in Strabane, then at St Columb's College in Derry before becoming a teacher. He later studied Education and Arts and Design at the University of Ulster and became active in the Irish National Teachers Organisation.
Doherty was involved in the civil rights movement, and joined the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP), later serving on its executive. He was elected to Limavady Borough Council in 1977, serving as Mayor of Limavady in 1993. In 1996, he was elected to the Northern Ireland Forum representing East Londonderry, and he held his seat at the 1998 Northern Ireland Assembly election. He resigned from the Assembly with effect from 1 September 2002 and was replaced by Michael Coyle. He died the following year, after a short illness.
- Biography - Arthur Doherty, Northern Ireland Assembly
- "SDLP champion Arthur Doherty dies aged 71", Belfast Telegraph
- East Londonderry, Northern Ireland Elections
|Northern Ireland Assembly|
|MLA for Londonderry, East
1998 - 2002