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.
Generally voted against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
0 votes for, 4 votes against, 6 absences, between 2011–2016
Generally voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, 4 absences, between 2010–2017
Consistently voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
0 votes for, 5 votes against, in 2016
Consistently voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2011–2016
Consistently voted for a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
4 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2010–2016
Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
0 votes for, 44 votes against, 10 absences, between 2012–2016
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Margaret Ritchie has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Last updated: 22 Feb 2017
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she plans to publish the Green Paper on the future of the UK agricultural industry.
Does the Secretary of State recognise the ways in which poverty, the associated financial strain and deprivation intersect with mental health; understand the need for him to work with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions to ensure that mental health is properly recognised in personal independence payment assessments; and recognise that the problem is more acutely affected if people...
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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
Margaret Ritchie campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Northern Ireland
- Energy and Climate Change
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Department of Health
- Aggregates Levy: Northern Ireland
- Hinkley Point C Power Station
- Food: Labelling
Currently held offices
- Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (since 8 Jul 2015)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Sub-Committee (14 Oct 2015 to 2 Nov 2016)
- 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
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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