Tag Archives: Margaret Ritchie MP

Profile: South Down

Candidates: SDLP: Sean Rogers. Colin McGrath. SInead Bradley. Sinn Féin: Caitriona Ruane. Chris Hazard. MIchael Gray Sloan. UUP: Harold McKee. DUP: Jim Wells. TUV: Henry Reilly. Alliance: Patrick Brown. Green: John Hardy. Independent: John McCallister. The position in 2011 was … Continue reading

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SDLP Selection Convention: Newry-Armagh

Armagh City Hotel. Crowded hall which is maybe surprising for a Convention to ratify the single nominee. It was so to speak, an “open invite”. Attendees from several branches, not in the constituency. Margaret Ritchie MP in the Chair. Justin … Continue reading

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Eddie McGrady RIP

SDLP members are saddened tonight at the death earlier today of Eddie McGrady, one of the first people to join the SDLP in 1970. I had never formally met him, but can still recall the first occasion that I actually … Continue reading

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Dolores Fiasco Is Good For SDLP

Dolores Kelly is the Deputy Leader of the SDLP, the Party of which I am a member. She is also the sole SDLP MLA in my constituency. Being Deputy Leader of the Party suggests #2 in the Party hierarchy In … Continue reading

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Margaret Ritchie In Westminster

Sinn Féin had a bad day yesterday. Martin McGuinness seemed a bit like a rabbit caught in headlights over the G8 Summit. There’s certainly something in this for the SDLP. Better minds than mine will need to sit down and … Continue reading

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SDLP Conference…How Was It For You?

Always difficult to comment on SDLP Conference. There might seem some special pleading of the “well he would say that….wouldnt he?” if I say that it was pretty good. Of course the whole purpose and stage management of a modern … Continue reading

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