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Kelly: We need to talk about poverty

With the All-Party Talks on the future of the power sharing institutions continuing over the weekend, SDLP MLA Dolores Kelly says all parties need to work to deliver an anti-poverty strategy.
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Executive’s economic legacy is the rise of Foodbanks

SDLP Communities Spokesperson Nichola Mallon has said that a 48% rise in the use of food banks over the last year is a stark statement on the failure of Arlene Foster and Martin McGuinness to address poverty.
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Kelly: Tory Budget aims axe at working people

SDLP Deputy Leader Dolores Kelly has said that the Tory Budget unveiled by George Osborne is the first shot in a class war waged by the Conservatives that will deepen poverty and hurt low income families.
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McDonnell: Children and working poor bear the brunt of austerity

SDLP Leader Dr Alasdair McDonnell MP has said that the government must respond to report after report which points out that austerity is hurting the most vulnerable.
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Hanna: Belfast to have first living wage council in Ireland

Balmoral SDLP Councillor Claire Hanna has welcomed confirmation by Belfast City Council that it is to become a Living Wage employer. The decision follows proposals brought by Councillor Hanna and will make Belfast the first Living Wage Council in Ireland.
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