The penalty for dropping 2% in their electoral performance continues. The SDLP now only has one seat on the Policing Board, and was until yesterday widely thought to be taken up by Alex Attwood, the party’s long term police and security spokesman. Whether or not yesterday’s speeding incident had a decisive effect or not, his colleague Dolores Kelly now gets that single spot.
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