How Margaret Ritchie voted
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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
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Margaret Ritchie never rebelled against their party in this parliament
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the efficacy of using BRCA gene testing techniques to diagnose certain types of cancers.
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what progress has been made on the rollout of the Mobile Infrastructure Project in Mid Ulster; and how much has been paid to Arqiva for the rollout of that project in that area to date.
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what progress has been made on the rollout of the Mobile Infrastructure Project in Fermanagh and South Tyrone; and how much has been paid to Arqiva for the rollout of that project in that area to date.
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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
- Energy and Climate Change
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Work and Pensions
- Aggregates Levy: Northern Ireland
- 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)
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- 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?)
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