Eastwood represents change - and that may be enough for SDLP

Foyle MLA Colum Eastwood believes it's time for change. Picture by Hugh Russell
One by one the old guard of the SDLP has taken to the airwaves to commit to a change of leadership in the form of the young pretender, Colum Eastwood. Grande dame of the party Bríd Rodgers has been to the fore of the assault. Even at 80 the feisty old school teacher still has bite. Fortunately or unfortunately for Eastwood, Mrs Rodgers is a serial backer of candidates against McDonnell. In 2010, she threw her considerable support behind the successful campaign of Margaret Ritchie against the burly doctor and then she backed the wrong horse in the next contest by supporting Cona[...]

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