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Eastwood: People must have their say on political failure

SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood MLA spoke to Secretary of State Julian Smith today about efforts to restore power sharing government in Northern Ireland.
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Eastwood: Derry should not pay the price for political failure

SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood MLA has said that the delay in delivering a graduate medical school as part of plans to expand Ulster University at Magee is depriving Derry of vital investment.
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Eastwood encourages men to talk about mental health

SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood MLA has urged men to talk about their mental health and emotional wellbeing. Mr Eastwood said that Northern Ireland needs mental health services that support people experiencing trauma at the point of need. Speaking on International Men’s Day, he said:
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Eastwood condemns hate banners

SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood MLA has condemned the appearance of banners that target John Finucane and Claire Hanna in Belfast designed to cause hate and division.
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Savage: Tory contempt for NHS crystal clear

SDLP South Down Westminster candidate, Cllr Michael Savage has slammed recent comments from Matt Hancock, Conservative Health Minister, regarding an NHS surcharge to all non-UK residents. Cllr Savage said: “these comments are as stark as they are staggering. This is a new low, if that were even possible, from the most callous of Conservatives. This is more systemic destruction of the NHS, creating a two tiered health service, geared towards payment for care. Our doctors, nurses and other health professionals do not want to police their patients and play border patrols. They want to care for them.”
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