Social Democratic and Labour Party

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Social Democratic and Labour Party
Páirtí Sóisialta Daonlathach an Lucht Oibre
LeaderColum Eastwood MLA
ChairmanJoe Byrne MLA
Founder
Founded1970
Headquarters
Youth wingSDLP Youth
Women's wingSDLP Women's Group
IdeologySocial democracy,[1]
United Ireland,[1]
Irish nationalism
Political positionCentre-left
International affiliationSocialist International
European affiliationParty of European Socialists
ColoursGreen, 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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