Eastwood in 2014
|Leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party|
14 November 2015
|Preceded by||Alasdair McDonnell|
|Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly
|Preceded by||Pól Callaghan|
30 April 1983 |
Derry, Northern Ireland
|Alma mater||University of Liverpool|
Colum Eastwood (born 30 April 1983) is an Irish nationalist politician who has been Leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) since 2015. He was elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly in 2011.
Following his election to the Northern Ireland Assembly in May 2011, Eastwood was appointed SDLP representative on the committee of the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister. He currently sits on the Northern Ireland Assembly committees on Standards and Privileges, and the Environment. He is currently the youngest SDLP member of the Northern Ireland Assembly.
When "a serving British soldier...'desecrated' the memory of those who died on Bloody Sunday by posting an “offensive” slogan on the internet," Colum Eastwood claimed the soldier should be removed from the army without delay
- BBC News - Election 2011
- Derry City Council
- "SDLP leadership: Colum Eastwood wins contest against Alasdair McDonnell". BBC News. 14 November 2015. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
- "Derry Journal - ‘Sunday’ insult soldier should be kicked out of Army: MLA". Derry Journal. Derry Journal. Retrieved August 23, 2012.
|Mayor of Derry
2010 to 2011
|Leader of the SDLP
2015 to present
|Northern Ireland Assembly|
|MLA for Foyle
2011 to present