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Durkan demands health care reform

SDLP Health Spokesperson Mark H Durkan MLA has said that the continued failure to implement reform in the health service means that we will continue to fail patients and staff.
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SDLP reaffirms commitment to an Irish Language Act

SDLP members today reiterated their support for the Irish Language and an Irish Language Act after voting for a motion that supports the establishment of a rights-based Irish Language Act, which would include the establishment of the Office of the Independent Irish Language Commissioner.
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McGrath: Pupils must come first

SDLP Children and Young Persons Spokesperson Colin McGrath MLA has said that a key aspect of any vibrant and successful education system is a varied curriculum that is tailored to the needs of the pupils.
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Mallon calls for a Housing Strategy

Nichola Mallon MLA moved a motion at the SDLP’s 46th Annual Party Conference that calls for a 20-year Housing Strategy to address issues including housing supply, affordability, regulation of the Private Rented Sector and homelessness.   Against the backdrop of the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement, the SDLP Deputy Leader made clear that, though the context and issues may have changed, with 40,000 households on the social housing waiting list, the fight for basic civil rights is far from over.
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Kelly: Political impasse failing victims of Domestic Abuse

SDLP members have voted in favour of a motion supporting a Domestic Violence and Abuse Disclosure Scheme in Northern Ireland and have expressed disappointment and frustration that a draft Domestic Abuse Bill cannot be enacted due to the political impasse.
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