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Hanna: We need aim higher than the Backstop on Brexit

SDLP Brexit Spokesperson Claire Hanna has welcomed the united front from the Dublin Government and the European Union to continue to work to stop any border in Ireland. Ms Hanna however said that we needed to aim higher than the backstop and that means ensuring no economic borders on these islands.
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Durkan Calls for More Ambitious Future Planning for Health Service Staff

SDLP Health Spokesperson Mark H Durkan MLA has welcomed the investment of £15million that will go towards workforce planning in the health service, including the recruitment of almost 100 extra nurses and midwives. The Foyle MLA however said that the announced plans would not be sufficient to deal with pressures and called for a more ambitious plan.
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Eastwood: The Political Impasse has reached a tipping point

Following the Judgement on the Hightown Incinerator, which calls into validity of the any decision made by civil servants in the absence of an Assembly, the SDLP Leader has called for the British and Irish Governments to urgently convene of the British Irish Intergovernmental Conference. Speaking almost three months since Mr Eastwood made the credible and achievable proposal to both the British and Irish Governments to break the Stormont deadlock, the SDLP Leader said we had reached a “tipping point.”
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SDLP Hightown Incinerator Judgement Calls into Question the Validity of Any Decisions Made During Political Impasse

SDLP welcome the ruling today (Monday) that decision to go forward with plans for the incineration in the absence of a functioning Executive has been considered unlawful. This Judgement brings into question the validity and legality for a number of decisions that have been made in the absence of devolved structures.
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McCusker Calls for Immediate Action Over Death Drivers

SDLP North Belfast Cllr Paul McCusker has called on the police to urgently act following a hit and run incident in the Oldpark area which saw a 17-year-old male sustain injuries
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