Colum Eastwood

Irish SDLP politician (born 1983)

Colum Eastwood MP MLA (born 30 April 1983) is a Northern Irish politician. He has been the leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) since 2015. He was elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly in 2011, and had since been re-elected. He quit in 2019.

Colum Eastwood

Eastwood in 2014
Member of Parliament
for Foyle
Assumed office
12 December 2019
Preceded byElisha McCallion
Leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party
Assumed office
14 November 2015
Preceded byAlasdair McDonnell
Member of the Legislative Assembly
for Foyle
In office
5 May 2011 – 12 December 2019
Preceded byPól Callaghan
Succeeded bySinead McLaughlin
Personal details
Born (1983-04-30) 30 April 1983 (age 41)
Derry, Northern Ireland
Political partySDLP
Spouse(s)Rachael Eastwood
Alma materUniversity of Liverpool

He was also the SDLP candidate in the 2019 European Parliament election to represent Northern Ireland.[1] In December 2019 he was elected as Member of Parliament for Foyle.

Eastwood was also mayor of Derry from 2010 to 2011.

References change

  1. "Foyle results". BBC News – Election 2011. 11 May 2011. Retrieved 3 March 2017.