26/09/2016

SDLP And SF Congratulate Jeremy Corbyn As Labour Leader

The SDLP and Sinn Fein have congratulated MP Jeremy Corbyn on his re-election as leader of the Labour Party.

SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood MLA said: "This is a turbulent time in the politics of these islands as the Brexiteers seize control of the mechanics of government in Westminster. I look forward to working with the Labour Leader as we continue to fight Brexit and promote the democratically stated will of people in Ireland.
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"Later this week the Irish Labour Party, British Labour Party and SDLP will hold a joint event in Liverpool. Key among discussions there will be the effect of Brexit on Britain's relationship with Ireland and the need to respect the will of the 56% of people in Northern Ireland who voted to remain."

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD said: "I want to extend my warmest congratulations to Jeremy on his resounding win. He faces many challenges in the time ahead in confronting the right wing agenda of the Conservative government, not least in addressing the issue of Brexit.

"I wish him well and look forward to working with him in the time ahead to ensure that the gains of the peace process are built upon."

(CD/LM)

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