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The Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) is a social-democratic political party in Northern Ireland.

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Draft budget is lazy, says SDLP leader Margaret Ritchie

The SDLP leader Margaret Ritchie has said the 'lazy and unimaginative' draft budget must be improved before her party can support it. The SDLP's formal response has warned the plan, meant to save £4bn by the end of 2014-15, could cost 9,000 jobs. Mrs Ritchie's comments come amid tensions over the proposals, with the UUP also questioning its merits. Sinn Fein and the DUP are backing the budget and accusing the SDLP and UUP of undermining the executive from within. The UUP has refused to say whether it will back the budget at the final vote in March, with the party's health minister ...

SDLP hopes Maginness can take Euro seat

THE SDLP has launched its European Parliament manifesto, claiming it can win one of the three Northern Ireland seats. Alban Maginness said his party’s supporters would turn out to vote if there was a belief that he could win. The SDLP senses an opportunity thanks to the three-way split in the unionist vote between the DUP, the Traditional Unionist Voice (TUV) and the Ulster Unionist-Conservative pact. Leader Mark Durkan told a press conference in Belfast yesterday that the party would also treat the EU elections as a mid-term test of opinion on the Stormont Executive. He said his party ...

If SF necks are brass, the SDLP's must be gold-plated

Firstly, Colum questions how Sinn Féin MP's can 'pocket' expenses 'whether for themselves or their party'. Let me clarify it for you, Colum. Sinn Féin MP's don't 'pocket' a penny. Any expenses (and the vast majority of their wages) are used to provide constituency services for the people who elect them.Furthermore, the five Sinn Féin MPs do not receive MP's salaries from Westminster, nor do they receive the £100,000 annual Policy Development Grants which are pocketed by the SDLP. The Sinn Féin MPs do not claim the overnight allowances of £25 per day. ...

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