Welcome to Lagan Politics
Keep a close eye on the SDLP leadership over the next few weeks. The current leader, Alasdair McDonnell is coming under pressure again for the leadership of the party. This time from one of the younger sections of the party that perhaps point to its more vibrant future. Colum Eastwood is an MLA from Derry and from a notably 'greener' wing of the party. McDonnell has come under criticism for lack lustre leadership and for notable electoral decline recently. He has fought off previous challenges but he has looked to have come to the end of his 9 lives by now.
Mr John Wishart -