The confirmation by the DUP that they will run only one European Candidate is indicative of the opportunity for Alex Attwood MLA to retake a European seat for the SDLP. The DUP choice shows that the largest Unionist party don’t feel confident of gaining an extra seat, fearing the threat of a strong nationalist turnout. SDLP supporters should be heartened by this analysis, ensuring that as many voters as possible turn out on May 22nd to maximise the vote and return an SDLP voice to the European parliament. We are a pro European party, running a strong candidate, backed up by a loyal support. The European seat is there to be won for the SDLP.