from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • The Social Democratic and Labour Party


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Unless something catastrophic happens, expect the DUP-Sinn Féin love-in to continue at Stormont with the other parties in the coalition, namely the SDLP and the Ulster Unionists, complaining about being cut out of the carve up of ministries, power and influence.

    Northern Ireland election joy for DUP and Sinn Féin

  • Matt - I understand an announcement on this matter is imminent, but I still think it'll be constrained by the idea held by both Dublin and London that the SDLP is a suitable vehicle for social democracy in NI.

    Two views of social democracy

  • As far as I can see the SDLP is a "100% nationalist party", to use the description from its website.

    Two views of social democracy

  • For example, relative primacy of place is given in the manifesto to the message that the SDLP should be a “persuader” for the benefits of a “united Ireland”, a message which they intend to sell to the unionist community.


  • The SDLP is the province's second pro-united Ireland party, having lost electoral ground to Sinn Fein over the past decade.

    Northern Ireland Local News

  • The SDLP was the only party to nominate a candidate for the job of justice minister at a meeting of Stormont party leaders on Tuesday morning.

    European Tribune

  • In those days, the SDLP was a greater enemy than Sinn Fein with Hume increasingly internationalising the Northern Ireland problem in Europe and in America.

    Slugger O'Toole

  • Unlike a lot of other places too the SDLP is a lot deeper rooted within the community in Derry than elsewhere and derrys a very close knit place. - 3,4,5,6,7,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,27,28,29,30,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,41,42,48,49,50,52

  • One thing that seems to mark both the Ulster Unionists and the SDLP is a certain timidity in marking out their separate policy ground from the two incumbent parties … Yet the SDLP today made some bold suggestions on where to find extra monies … (we've been expecting a finance paper from the DUP for some days now, so they may have been 'waiting to see', before publishing theirs) ...

    Slugger O'Toole

  • Those days the SDLP was the lead party in South Armagh.

    Slugger O'Toole


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.