Sydney Anderson (British politician)

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Sydney Anderson
Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly
for Upper Bann
In office
1 July 2010 – January 2017
Preceded by David Simpson
Personal details
Born Sydney Alexander Anderson
(1949-04-23) 23 April 1949 (age 68)
Portadown, Northern Ireland
Nationality British
Political party Democratic Unionist Party
Spouse(s) Brenda Anderson
Residence Portadown, County Armagh, Northern Ireland
Profession Businessman

Alderman Sydney Alexander Anderson (born 23 April 1949) is a politician in Northern Ireland.


In July 2010, he was appointed as David Simpson's replacement in the Northern Ireland Assembly, where he represents Upper Bann.[1]

Regarding the choice, Anderson said "I want first of all to pay tribute to both Robert and Philip who were both very able candidates. It would have been a pleasure to have had either of them at the Assembly and to have worked on their behalf."[2] He is a member of Craigavon Borough Council, and has served as Mayor and Deputy Mayor.[1]

He was a member of the All Party Group on Neurology, Public Accounts Committee and Committee for Justice in the Assembly. He had been a member of the Committee for Social Development, Committee for Employment and Learning and Committee on Standards and Privileges. In 2017 he announced he would not be seeking election for the 2017 assembly election.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Anderson replaces Simpson as DUP MLA", Portadown Times, 25 June 2010.
  2. ^ "The Portadown Times — Anderson replaces Simpson as DUP MLA". The Portadown Times. The Portadown Times. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Anderson stepping down". Lurgan Mail. 18 January 2017. 
Civic offices
Preceded by
Robert Smith
Mayor of Craigavon
2008 - 2009
Succeeded by
Meta Crozier
Northern Ireland Assembly
Preceded by
David Simpson
MLA for Upper Bann
Succeeded by
Jonathan Buckley

External links[edit]

  • Profile,; accessed 14 May 2016.