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Mallon: Mental Health judgment underlines need for PIP changes

SDLP Deputy Leader Nichola Mallon MLA has said that a High Court ruling that the British Government’s PIP changes ‘blatantly discriminated’ against people with mental health problems once again underlines the callous nature of the benefit shakeup.
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Kelly: Loughinisland families deserve justice

SDLP Legacy Spokesperson Dolores Kelly MLA has said that Loughinisland families must have justice after over twenty years of campaigning.
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Dallat: Citizens Assembly Worth Exploring

SDLP East Derry MLA John Dallat said that increasing engagement between political decision making and citizens is "important" and if that's what the idea behind a Citizens Assembly - its worth "exploring"
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Durkan: Mental Health Must Not Be Forgotten

SDLP Health Spokesperson Mark H Durkan MLA has said that more resources must be allocated to mental health in the budgetary process. Mr Durkan's comments come after a meeting with the Permanent Secretary for the Department of Health this week.
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Eastwood: Inclusive talks must mean inclusive talks

SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood MLA responsed to the news that the talks process would resume next week by welcoming the announcement by the Irish and British Governments. The SDLP Leader also said he "...would not blame the public if they feel a sense of ‘déjà vu’..." Mr Eastwood's comments come after earlier conversations with the Leaders of the UUP and the Alliance Party, the Foyle MLA further commented that "All of us agree that the progress and compromises supposedly made between the DUP and Sinn Féin must be shared and the negotiations must proceed on that basis."
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