SDLP conference in Derry next Saturday

SDLP  leader Colum Eastwood.
SDLP leader Colum Eastwood.

The SDLP will hold its annual party conference in Derry next weekend.

The one-day event will take place on Saturday at St Columb’s Hall.

It will include a number of talks from key figures within the party and panel discussions with specially invited guests.

Party leader Colum Eastwood will speak between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. in an address that will be televised live on BBC2 NI.

Mr. Eastwood recently told the ‘Journal’ that he had big plans to deliver a “new alternative” to the people of Northern Ireland.

The electorate, he insisted, had been badly let down by the devolved government at Stormont.

Mr. Eastwood (32), elected as his party’s leader in November of last year, also told the ‘Journal’ that the powersharing administration at Stormont had “failed to live up to the hopes of our people - nationalist and unionist, ”

“People are united in what they see as the abject failure of political parties to live up to what was expected of them,” he added.

“People have a right to expect better from their elected representatives. After nine years in office, it has to be said that those in power in the North of Ireland have done very little with that power.”