September 2014

SDLP MLA Colum Eastwood has welcomed plans to build almost 1,200 new social housing units in Derry by 2017.

Stagnation at Stormont

There's an atmosphere of stagnation at Stormont as Sinn Fein and the DUP continue to fail at governing

North West Unemployment Strategy

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, pursuant to AQW 32134/11-15, why there is no specific strategy for unemployment in the North West, when Derry City Council has the highest percentage of Jobseeker’s Allowance claimants across all 406 councils and local authorities in the United Kingdom.

SDLP MLA Colum Eastwood says the fact that Derry lost 2,000 jobs while Belfast gained 15,000 is a shocking indictment of efforts to tackle unemployment in the city.