Margaret Ritchie

MP, South Down

South Down Social Democratic and Labour Party

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How Margaret Ritchie voted
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  • Voted moderately against reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted very strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
  • Voted moderately against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
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Margaret Ritchie never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Transport: Rescue Services: Belfast 27 Nov 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what reports he has received of operational difficulties arising from the Belfast Coastguard's expanded area of coverage.
  • NHS (Ttip) 25 Nov 2014

    Given the uncertainty of the French and German Governments on the investor-state dispute settlement mechanism, as well as the indication by EU Commission President Juncker that he will not back it, why have this Government not done more to protect the health service from a practice that would leave it vulnerable to private sector intervention?
  • Written Answers — Department of Health: Ovarian Cancer: Northern Ireland 20 Nov 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with the Health Minister in Northern Ireland regarding the implementation of the most recent National Institute for Health and Care Excellence's guidelines for genetic testing for ovarian cancer.

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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
  • Rescue Services: Belfast

Currently held offices

  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
  • Shadow SDLP Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change)
  • Shadow SDLP Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 24 Nov 2014.

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

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