Is SDLP a nationalist or unionist?
The Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) (Irish: Páirtí Sóisialta Daonlathach an Lucht Oibre) is a social-democratic and Irish nationalist political party in Northern Ireland.
Why does Sinn Fein abstain?
SDLP MPs have consistently taken their seats in Westminster, in contrast to Sinn Féin MPs, who refuse to take their seats there. Sinn Féin MPs believe that as British political institutions should play no part in governing the people of Ireland, they as MPs should not make decisions on behalf of British people.
What is the Sinn Féin party in Northern Ireland?
Sinn Féin is one of the two largest parties in the Northern Ireland Assembly, currently holding the same number of seats there as the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). Sinn Féin is the largest nationalist party in that assembly, and it held four ministerial posts in the most recent power-sharing Northern Ireland Executive.
Are there more nationalist MPs in Northern Ireland than Unionist MPs?
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What happened to the Sinn Féin of 1917?
An attempt in the 1940s to access funds that had been put in the care of the High Court led to the Sinn Féin Funds case, which the party lost and in which the judge ruled that it was not the legal successor to the Sinn Féin of 1917.
When did Sinn Féin change its name to the Workers Party?
By then, however, the label “Provisional” or “Provo” was already being applied to them by the media. The opposing, anti-abstentionist party became known as “Official Sinn Féin”. It changed its name in 1977 to “Sinn Féin – The Workers’ Party”, and in 1982 to “The Workers’ Party”.