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Eastwood: Politicians must legislate for Marriage Equality

SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood MLA has said that today’s High Court judgment on marriage equality demands a response from legislators to do their jobs and make equality law. Mr Eastwood tabled the first Assembly motion calling for marriage equality to achieve an affirmative majority.
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Bradley: Electricity price hike will hurt business and households

SDLP Economy Spokesperson Sinead Bradley MLA has said that a price hike of 5.6% on residential prices by Power NI will disproportionately hurt hard pressed households. Ms Bradley said that an increase of 6% on business electricity prices would hurt small businesses with already squeezed margins.
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McGrath congratulates students on A-Level results

SDLP Education Spokesperson Colin McGrath MLA has congratulated local students on another bumper year for A-Level Results. Mr McGrath, a former youth worker, also urged those who haven’t received the result they’d hoped for to make full use of the advice services on offer.
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Eastwood: British Government proposals ‘conflicting, chaotic and deficient’

SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood has described a British Government position paper on Brexit and Ireland as a ‘spin document’ that is conflicting, chaotic and deficient.
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Durkan: Political vacuum putting lives at risk

SDLP Health Spokesperson Mark H Durkan MLA has described news that a new bowel cancer screening test cannot be used in Northern Ireland because of the collapse of the institutions as a disgraceful state of affairs.
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