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Simon Lee was from a unionist background but says nationalist party is ‘perfect fit’ for him

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SDLP’s John Gallen, Claire Hanna, and Matthew O’Toole with Green Party councillor Simon Lee who has defected to the SDLP. Photo: PETER MORRISON

SDLP’s John Gallen, Claire Hanna, and Matthew O’Toole with Green Party councillor Simon Lee who has defected to the SDLP. Photo: PETER MORRISON

SDLP’s John Gallen, Claire Hanna, and Matthew O’Toole with Green Party councillor Simon Lee who has defected to the SDLP. Photo: PETER MORRISON

A Green councillor in south Belfast has resigned from the party and joined the SDLP.

Simon Lee said he was hugely impressed by the leadership of Colum Eastwood and Claire Hanna, and the party was a “perfect fit for him”.


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