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  SDLP votes in favour of partnership with Fianna Fail
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Last EditedIndyGeorgia  Feb 10, 2019 12:35am
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AuthorGareth Cross
News DateSaturday, February 9, 2019 06:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionThe SDLP membership has voted in favour of forming a partnership with Fianna Fail.

The motion passed by 121 votes to 53 at a special party conference in Newry on Saturday.

Nearly 70% of members voted in favour of the partnership with Fianna Fail, while the other 53 voted for an alternative proposal of a partnership with Fianna Fail, Fine Gael and Labour.

The partnership had been opposed by some high profile members of the party including South Belfast MLA Claire Hanna and Councillor Mairia Cahill.

It was also opposed by the party's youth and LGBT wings.

Speaking after the vote Ms Hanna said "I came believing an exclusive arrangement was not a good idea, I have not changed my mind".
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