SDLP (Social Democratic and Labour Party)

Voters staying with SDLP, says Mallon

SDLP deputy leader Nichola Mallon says the party has increased its vote from the last European election and on the council election three weeks ago.

Nichola Mallon
BBC

"We're in an environment where a lot of voters have shifted their pattern of voting, but what we're seeing is that the SDLP's voters are staying with us and we're seeing increases and we want to be building on that momentum," she says.

'Unionists didn't vote for us'

Colum Eastwood
BBC

Colum Eastwood, leader of the SDLP, says that if unionist votes weren't going to the UUP, "they weren't going to be going to us".

He says that in this election, the SDLP would have needed unionists to vote for the party.

"That didn't happen this time," he says.

'We haven't been destroyed'

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood says that while "you always want to win" he is happy the SDLP's vote share has increased.

"We still haven't been destroyed in an election," he says.

Colum Eastwood poses in front of the 'anti-Brexit battle bus'
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