Margaret Ritchie

Former MLA, South Down

South Down Social Democratic and Labour Party

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How Margaret Ritchie voted
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  • Voted moderately for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
  • Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
  • Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
  • Voted strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during electionsDetails
  • Voted moderately against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
  • Voted moderately against reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails

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Margaret Ritchie never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House: Hallett Review 17 Jul 2014

    I thank the Secretary of State for her statement. We must never forget the victims and the survivors who have suffered. This whole sorry debacle has left a sour taste in the mouths of many people throughout Northern Ireland. Will the Secretary of State confirm that there must be a redoubling of efforts to get back to the talks table to discuss those outstanding issues of the...
  • Business of the House 17 Jul 2014

    May I welcome the Leader of the House to his new position? Could we have a debate on the reinstatement of the aggregates levy credit scheme, which was halted by the European Commission in consultation with the Treasury back in autumn 2010? It benefited the construction industry in Northern Ireland. Some four years later, it has not been reinstated, despite the fact that much information has...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Rural Mobile Coverage 17 Jul 2014

    I, too, welcome the hon. Lady to her new position and look forward to her appearance before the Select Committee. We know from the report on rural broadband that we carried out last year that the lack of adequate broadband has been identified repeatedly as one of the key barriers to growth in rural economies. In view of the fact that so much money was allocated to England and to the devolved...

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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

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
  • Corporation Tax: Northern Ireland

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

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

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