19/03/2015

SDLP Accused Of Being 'Silent Partners' In Electoral Pact

Sinn Féin has accused the SDLP of being "silent partners" in the unionist electoral pact.

The party's MP, Conor Murphy, said the SDLP are only standing as spoilers against Sinn Féin in winnable nationalist seats in Fermanagh South Tyrone and North Belfast.

Mr Murphy said: "The DUP and UUP have rewarded them by not running agreed unionist candidates in SDLP seats in South Belfast, South Down and Foyle.
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"The SDLP's refusal to enter into an alliance of progressive pro-Agreement parties has all to do with petty self interest and self preservation."

(CD/IT)

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