Social Democratic and Labour Party facts for kids
|Social Democratic and Labour Party
Páirtí Sóisialta Daonlathach an Lucht Oibre
|Leader||Dr Alasdair McDonnell MP MLA|
|Chairman||Joe Byrne MLA|
|Youth wing||SDLP Youth|
|Women's wing||SDLP Women's Group|
|International affiliation||Socialist International|
|European affiliation||Party of European Socialists|
|Colours||Green, Red, Yellow|
|Northern Irish seats in the House of Commons|
|Northern Ireland Assembly|
|Local government in Northern Ireland|
|Politics of Northern Ireland
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 Alasdair McDonnell and it currently has 3 Northern Ireland seats out of 18 in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom. It has 14 out of 108 seats in the Northern Ireland 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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