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 very strongly for a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
  • Voted moderately against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
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Margaret Ritchie never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Psni: Stormont House Agreement 28 Jan 2015

    Further to the question on corporation tax, will the Secretary of State have immediate discussions with the Northern Ireland Executive to force home the point that that lever should be used to bring about balanced regional development in terms of inward investment locations for projects? [Interruption.]
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Corporation Tax (Northern Ireland) Bill 27 Jan 2015

    Like other right hon. and hon. Members, I broadly welcome the devolution of the power to vary the Northern Ireland rate of corporation tax. I cast my mind back to 2006, when I was a Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly while it was a shadow Assembly. My hon. Friend the Member for Foyle (Mark Durkan), who was my party leader at the time, appointed me to an all-party committee dealing with...

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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: 6 Jan 2015.

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

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