SDLP LEADER JOHN HUME ANNOUNCES INTENTION TO RESIGN AS PARTY LEADER IN
Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) leader John Hume announces
his intention to resign as party leader during a news conference at
Stormont in Belfast, September 17, 2001. Hume a winner of the Nobel
Peace Prize for his role in helping to achieve a peace settlement in
the British ruled province, has cited health reasons as the main
influence in his decision to step down, but he said he would stay in
politics as a member of the British and European parliaments.