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SDLP MLAs lack communication skills to beat SF

As the SDLP get ready for their conference early next month, I hope that their leaders have the good sense to organise themselves to impact upon the sizeable advantage Sinn Fein have over them.

There are a number of areas that need worked upon in my view to ensure they challenge this party once again.

First and foremost, the SDLP need to be brutally honest with several MLAs who lack the communication skills required to honour their salaries and position.

It really is terrible to see a once great party, whose essence was their communications skills, literally unable to compete with Sinn Fein personnel in television interviews.

I believe that at least half a dozen MLAs should step back in the party interest and facilitate better communicators.

John O'Connell

Derry

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