Margaret Ritchie

Former MLA, South Down

South Down Social Democratic and Labour Party

Voting Summary More Here

How Margaret Ritchie voted
Randomly generated selection of topics. See full list.

  • Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted moderately for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted very strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • See more votes Margaret Ritchie has made recently in parliament.

See our much more detailed, easier-to-read analysis of votes on health, welfare, foreign policy, social issues, taxation and more.

Margaret Ritchie never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

More of Margaret Ritchie's recent appearances

RSS feed (?)

Profile

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

Entered House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Left Parliament on 30 March 2015 — 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
  • Food: Labelling
  • Rescue Services: Belfast

Currently held offices

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

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Numerology

Please note that numbers do not measure quality. Also, representatives may do other things not currently covered by this site.
More about this

  • Has spoken in 62 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 102 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has voted in 39.06% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 5 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 19–20 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 52 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 140 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Mar 2015.

11. Miscellaneous
President of St Patrick’s Choral Society. This position is not remunerated. (Registered 7 April 2014)

View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

More about the register

Did you find what you were looking for?

Please feel free to use the data on this page, but if you do you must cite TheyWorkForYou.com in the body of your articles as the source of any analysis or data you get off this site.

This data was produced by TheyWorkForYou from a variety of sources. Voting information from Public Whip.