Margaret Ritchie

MP, South Down

South Down Social Democratic and Labour Party

Margaret Ritchie’s voting in Parliament

Margaret Ritchie is a Social Democratic and Labour Party MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Social Democratic and Labour Party MPs.

This is a selection of Margaret Ritchie’s votes.

  • Generally voted against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
  • Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
  • Generally voted against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
  • Consistently voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
  • Almost always voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
  • Consistently voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes

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Margaret Ritchie has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • UK Dairy Sector — [Joan Ryan in the Chair] 20 Apr 2016

    I congratulate the hon. Member for Ceredigion (Mr Williams) on securing this incredibly important and hugely topical debate on our dairy sector. The dairy sector has a long and proud history in Britain and in Ireland, both north and south. In Northern Ireland, the dairy industry stretches back many generations. Members will agree that dairy products are so much a part of our everyday diet...
  • UK Dairy Sector — [Joan Ryan in the Chair] 20 Apr 2016

    I thank the hon. Lady for making that helpful point. She is on the same page as me in terms of retaining membership of the European Union.
  • UK Dairy Sector — [Joan Ryan in the Chair] 20 Apr 2016

    Perhaps it would help if I moved on. We must look at solutions. The Government must seek to bring to Britain and Northern Ireland a scheme that the European Investment Bank has already trialled in the south of Ireland. Under the scheme, the bank would allow DEFRA and the devolved Administrations to act as guarantors for loans made to dairy farmers. That added level of security would allow...

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Social Democratic and Labour Party MP for South Down, Former Social Democratic and Labour Party MLA for South Down

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Entered the Assembly on 26 November 2003 — General election

Left the Assembly on 31 March 2012 — Resigned

Topics of interest

  • Northern Ireland
  • Treasury
  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Work and Pensions
  • Sellafield
  • Aggregates Levy: Northern Ireland
  • Cycling
  • Hinkley Point C Power Station
  • Food: Labelling

Currently held offices

  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Sub-Committee (since 14 Oct 2015)
  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (since 8 Jul 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (23 Jan 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow SDLP Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (6 May 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow SDLP Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change) (6 May 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 18 Apr 2016.

2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Philip Strain
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Date received: 5 October 2015

Date accepted: 5 October 2015

Donor status: individual

(Registered 28 October 2015)
8. Miscellaneous
President of St Patrick’s Choral Society. This position is not remunerated. (Registered 07 April 2014)
From 18 February 2016, Honorary Associate Member of the Northern Ireland Veterinary Association, a division of the British Veterinary Association. (Registered 01 March 2016)

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