Sleight of Hand Budget shows DUP and Sinn Féin were too hasty in Deal

SDLP MPs have welcomed the U-Turn on immediate cuts to Tax Credits from British Chancellor George Osborne in his Comprehensive Spending Review following pressure applied in public and in private by progressive parties at Westminster yet have urged caution to those who celebrate this as a full reversal.
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Frailty of SF/DUP deal brought to fore by Spending Review

The leader of the SDLP Colum Eastwood says the Chancellor’s Spending Review has highlighted the ineffectiveness of Sinn Fein and the DUP’s combined negotiating skills and puts into jeopardy millions of pounds of mitigation for the most vulnerable in society.
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Hanna: Trident is no defence in a modern age

SDLP South Belfast MLA Claire Hanna has spoken in favour of a motion calling on the British Government to cancel the renewal of the Trident nuclear deterrent.
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Heaney legacy must be built upon

SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood MLA has paid tribute to the legacy of fellow Derry man Seamus Heaney following the unveiling of a portrait of the poet at Stormont this afternoon.
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Hanna marks International Day for the Elimination of Violence against women

SDLP South Belfast MLA Claire Hanna has called for greater cross-departmental co-operation to tackle the increasing problem of domestic violence in Northern Ireland. Speaking on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women Ms Hanna asserted that the issue is one that continues to pervade society both locally and around the world.
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