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Colum Eastwood MP

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Colum Eastwood is the Leader of the SDLP and MP for Foyle.

At the age of 27 Colum was appointed Derry’s youngest ever Mayor in 2010. He has shown himself to be an energetic and articulate leader for the city. As well as championing Derry as City of Culture, Colum has stood courageously against dissident violence. He is a long-time supporter of the Bloody Sunday families.

A Shantallow councillor from 2005 until 2011, Colum Eastwood has worked tirelessly for the people he serves. He is a passionate campaigner for community facilities, infrastructure and jobs for our young people.

Colum also enjoys music and is a keen Derry City fan.

Colum was elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly in 2011 and was the party's representative on the committee of the Office of First Minister and deputy First Minister. He has also sat on the Northern Ireland Assembly's environment committee and was appointed to the post of Assembly Private Secretary to the Minister of the Enivironment Alex Attwood in 2010.

Colum was elected Leader of the SDLP in November 2015.

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