Tag Archives: Alasdair McDonnell MLA

Colum Eastwood …New SDLP Leader

I blogged this on 5th November. “There are three groups in SDLP. One supporting Alasdair and one supporting Colum….but dont ignore a large body of opinion that this contest (for two different reasons) should not be taking place.” Dare I … Continue reading

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SDLP Leadership Contest

If you are travelling over the Glenshane Pass tomorrow afternoon, look out for a bus load of  SDLP “Derry wans” heading to Belfast. They are heading for the official launch of Colum Eastwood’s Leadership Election Campaign. Thursday is of course … Continue reading

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SDLP Leadership Contest

Deja vu? When this Blog started, the SDLP was having a Leadership Contest following the resignatin of Margaret Ritchie after poor results in 2011 Assembly contest. This was in August 2011 and while I supported Patsy McGlone, I was pretty … Continue reading

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SDLP Selection Convention South Belfast

I am typing this at noon on 25th June. I will not publish this post until after the result of the Selection Convention in South Belfast is known. As far as I know there are only two candidates for two … Continue reading

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Westminster Election 2015: South Belfast

The Results: South Belfast is a strange consituency. At Assembly level, the six seats are held by five different parties. The sixth seat is held by SDLP. Much has been made of the fact that Alasdair McDonnell has won the … Continue reading

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Dolores Kelly To Resign AS SDLP Deputy Leader?

Probably not. But there is a certain logic. Brid Rodgers, Dolores predecessor as MLA for Upper Bann and Deputy Leader has an interview in The Irish News in which she says that Alasdair McDonnell should resign from the Leadership. It … Continue reading

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Alasdair McDonnell Steps Down..From Assembly

No surprise that Alasdair McDonnell MP, re-elected again for South Belfast is giving up membership of the Assembly. Legislation to be enacted next year will ban these dual mandates and it is logical that he steps down to facillitate the … Continue reading

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