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Guides: Election 2005 - Where the parties stand

Last Updated: Tuesday April 05 2005 08:07 GMT


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CBBC Newsround got in touch with the main political parties to ask them their views on some of the General Election big issues. Here's what the SDLP had to say:


  • Campaign for an end to the 11+ and academic selection for secondary education.

  • Continue to campaign for the introduction of all-ability secondary education system.

  • Support initiatives that will prevent bullying.


  • Support initiatives such as Healthy Start (which provides primary school pupils with fruit).

  • Improve the provision of nutritional food in schools.

  • Two-hour weekly minimum allocation for physical exercise in schools and investment in community sport.


  • Get the maximum number of officers out from behind their desks and on to the streets.

  • Review of police stations and assets to ensure best use of resources.

  • Make policing accessible to the community.

  • Tackle anti-social behaviour.

  • Reduce car crime and ensure enforcement of legislation on licensees against under-age drinking.


  • Develop and expand leisure opportunities for young people.

  • Improve leisure and sporting facilities to tackle social exclusion, crime and under-achievement in disadvantaged communities.

  • Guide to Election 2005 - Where the parties stand

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