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Defection of Simon Lee gives SDLP a boost during a tough time

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SDLP South Belfast MP Claire Hanna with Simon Lee, who has just joined the party from the Greens. Picture by Peter Morrison.

SDLP South Belfast MP Claire Hanna with Simon Lee, who has just joined the party from the Greens. Picture by Peter Morrison.

SDLP South Belfast MP Claire Hanna with Simon Lee, who has just joined the party from the Greens. Picture by Peter Morrison.

The battle for South Belfast at the next Westminster election won’t be the walkover some may have predicted when the SDLP took the seat with a whopping 15,000 majority in 2019.

Alliance outpolled it in May’s Assembly election to emerge as the largest party in the constituency.


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