New Labour leader has deep understanding of NI politics, says Colum Eastwood

Sat, 04/04/2020 - 14:01 -- Editor

Colum Eastwood MP has said that new Labour leader Keir Starmer has an unparalleled understanding of politics in Northern Ireland.

Commenting on the election of Keir Starmer MP as Leader of the Labour Party, Colum Eastwood said:

“I would like to congratulate Keir Starmer on his election as leader of the Labour Party and the official opposition. His role will be vital in holding the British Government to account in the months and years to come.

“Over the last number of years we have worked closely with Keir during the Brexit process and he has shown an understanding of the North few in Westminster possess. His work with the Policing Board gives him a unique insight into our politics. 

“I have today written to him expressing my congratulations and requesting a meeting to discuss how we can work together.”