Ritchie: Repeal of Human Rights Act threatens Good Friday Agreement

SDLP MP for South Down, Margaret Ritchie, has warned that the Tory Government’s plans to repeal the Human Rights Act would have serious implications for peace in Northern Ireland and for the Good Friday Agreement in a Westminster Hall debate on the future of the Human Rights Act.
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Hanna: We cannot police our way out of political failure

The SDLP MLA for south Belfast Claire Hanna has confirmed the party is meeting with the PSNI this week to discuss the response to flag flying on the Ormeau Road. Ms Hanna urged political parties to show real leadership and find a solution to this continued issue.
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McKinney: Millions wasted because Health Minister has not implemented Transforming Your Care plan

SDLP Health Spokesperson Fearghal McKinney MLA says millions are being wasted in the Health Service because of a repeated failure by Ministers to introduce the Transforming Your Care plan.
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Platform: Young people in politics

After meeting with Alasdair McDonnell MP and Claire Hanna MLA last week, 18 year old Abigail Taylor from Lurgan writes about the importance of lowering the voting age and the UK Youth Parliament as an exercise of participative democracy for young people.
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Kelly: No choice but to oppose Budget Bill

Speaking ahead of the Budget Bill vote in the Assembly, the SDLP Deputy Leader Dolores Kelly confirmed that the party would be voting against it today. Mrs Kelly highlighted concerns about those who would feel the brunt of the Chancellor’s Emergency Budget on July 8th.
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