Smaller parties’ withdrawal means straight Remain choice for South Belfast, says Bradshaw

Alliance South Belfast Westminster candidate Paula Bradshaw has said the withdrawal of smaller parties from the South Belfast constituency ahead of December’s election means a Remain MP is now certain to be elected – it is just a question of which one. The MLA stated: “Alliance has been clear throughout that while we welcome cooperation […]

Passage of Historical Institutional Abuse Bill welcome but long overdue, says Bradshaw

Alliance MLA Paula Bradshaw has welcomed the passage of the Historical Institutional Abuse Bill through Westminster and congratulated campaigners on this important milestone. MPs fast-tracked the legislation through the House of Commons today and it will now receive Royal Assent. “It is important first of all to congratulate those who have led the campaign to […]

No excuse for HIA Bill not to clear Parliament before election – Bradshaw

Alliance Health Spokesperson Paula Bradshaw has said there is no excuse for the bill providing for an apology and compensation to victims of Historical Institutional Abuse not to clear Parliament before it dissolves for the election. The South Belfast MLA stated: “I wrote to the Secretary of State last week and have been in touch […]

Bradshaw offers cautious welcome to increased GP investment plans

Alliance Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has said the plans for new investment in GP services are welcome, but cautioned there is still a significant financial shortfall. The South Belfast MLA was speaking after the announcement of £26.76 million for GP services in Northern Ireland, including up to £18.17 million for the continuation of transformation […]

Suicide Strategy welcome, but testament to Stormont failure

Alliance Health Spokesperson, Paula Bradshaw, has welcomed the Northern Ireland administration’s new suicide strategy, Protect Life 2, but warned the failure to form an Executive to take it forward will continue to leave this social emergency untouched. The South Belfast MLA said: “The suicide rate in Northern Ireland is appalling and constitutes a social emergency, […]

Bradshaw challenges all parties to support release of public information on impact on health and livelihoods of “No Deal” crash-out Brexit

Alliance Health Spokesperson, Paula Bradshaw MLA, has called on all parties to join her call for full publication of all documentation related to the impact of a “No Deal” Brexit on the health and livelihoods of people living and working in Northern Ireland. Her call comes after the latest leak of Government documents concerning “Operation […]