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Eastwood: functioning Executive needed to relieve school pressures

SDLP Leader, Colum Eastwood MLA has responded to a letter from the Derry Primary Principals’ Group, who have highlighted the impact of austerity on our education system. The Foyle Westminster candidate has said: “The financial pressures faced by schools across the North has been well documented of late. Teachers having to get by on a shoestring budget and having to make drastic cuts to keep schools afloat, all to the detriment of the pupils."
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Eastwood: robust protections needed for women in the North

SDLP Leader, Colum Eastwood MLA, has expressed concern that women in the North are being left behind by the failure of the UK Government to extend the Domestic Abuse Bill to Northern Ireland. Mr Eastwood said:
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Eastwood: People are being let down by political failure

SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood MLA has said that DUP and Sinn Fein should be ashamed of waiting lists across the health service recently exposed in a Nuffield Trust report.
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SDLP calls for publication of neurology outcomes report

SDLP Deputy Leader Nichola Mallon has written to the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust and the Department of Health calling for the immediate publication of the report into the outcome of the neurology patient recall. The call comes after the Spotlight programme into the neurology recall this week and a statement was issued by Dr Watt.
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De Faoite welcomes agreement on ambitious climate plan

SDLP Belfast City Councillor and Chairperson of Belfast City Council’s Climate Crisis Working Group, Séamas de Faoite has welcomed a new agreement to develop a climate plan for the city.
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