Margaret Ritchie

Shadow SDLP Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

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.

  • Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
  • Generally voted against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
  • Consistently voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
  • Consistently voted for a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
  • Generally voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
  • Generally voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes

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Margaret Ritchie never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Opposition Day — EU Referendum: Timing 9 Feb 2016

    Does the hon. Gentleman agree that there is a need, an urgency and an obligation on the Government to provide a Minister to answer that particular issue about the disruption to democracy resulting from two periods of purdah?
  • Opposition Day — EU Referendum: Timing 9 Feb 2016

    I am pleased to follow the hon. Member for Ochil and South Perthshire (Ms Ahmed-Sheikh). I rise to speak in support of the motion and I would like to take the opportunity to commend the right hon. and hon. Members responsible for it. We may not agree at all times, and perhaps not even on the very issue on which the referendum will be held, but I none the less hope that the debate so far has...
  • Opposition Day — EU Referendum: Timing 9 Feb 2016

    The right hon. Gentleman makes a very helpful intervention. I did not think that that comment, made from the Government Benches, was all that helpful. I believe that such periods of purdah will simply stultify a democratic institution in undertaking its new work in preparing a programme for government, detailed work for ministries, and a strategy and plan—whether in finances, resources...

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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
  • Food: Labelling
  • Nuclear Power

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

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 Dec 2015.

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)

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