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 against university tuition fees 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 a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VAT 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 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.
  • Written Answers — Department of Health: Ovarian Cancer: Northern Ireland 20 Nov 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the implementation of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence's most recent guidelines for genetic testing for ovarian cancer.
  • Childcare Payments Bill: New Clause 2 — Review of impact on childcare costs 17 Nov 2014

    My hon. Friend is making some compelling points. Is she aware of research by the Resolution Foundation that found that 80% of the families who will benefit from the top-up payments available through the tax-free child care scheme are in the top 40% of the income distribution scale, and that the remaining 20% will go to families in the middle of it? How will the scheme help those on low...

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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

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: 10 Nov 2014.

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

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