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Social Democratic and Labour Party
Leader Colum Eastwood MLA
Chairman Joe Byrne MLA
Founder
Founded 1970
Headquarters
Youth wing SDLP Youth
Women's wing SDLP Women's Group
Ideology Social democracy,
United Ireland,
Irish nationalism
Political position Centre-left
European affiliation Party of European Socialists
International affiliation Socialist International
Colours Green, Red, Yellow
Northern Irish seats in the House of Commons
0 / 18
Northern Ireland Assembly
12 / 90
Local government in Northern Ireland
59 / 462
Website
www.sdlp.ie

The Social Democratic and Labour Party or SDLP is a centre-left political party in Northern Ireland. Its policies promote social democracy and the idea that Northern Ireland should leave the United Kingdom and join with the Republic of Ireland. Its leader is Colum Eastwood and currently it has none of the Northern Ireland seats in the UK parliament, however it has 12 out of 90 seats in the Northern Ireland Assembly making it the 3rd largest party in the assembly .

The party rejected violence during the Troubles and was the most successful nationalist party during the 1980's and 1990's.

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