Margaret Ritchie

MP, South Down

South Down Social Democratic and Labour Party

Margaret Ritchie campaigned to remain in the European Union

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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.

  • Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
  • Almost always voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
  • Generally voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Consistently voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
  • Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
  • Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes

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Margaret Ritchie has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Backbench Business: UK Fishing Industry 1 Dec 2016

    I pay tribute to my hon. Friend the Member for Great Grimsby (Melanie Onn) for securing the debate along with other hon. Members. I also pay tribute to those in the fishing industry, including fishermen, fish producer organisations, the Fishermen’s Mission and those in the processing sector. It is clear to me that the processing and catching sectors are vital if we are to create a...

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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

Expenses

Topics of interest

  • Northern Ireland
  • Treasury
  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Department of Health
  • Sellafield
  • Aggregates Levy: Northern Ireland
  • Cycling
  • Hinkley Point C Power Station
  • Food: Labelling

Currently held offices

  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Sub-Committee (since 14 Oct 2015)
  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (since 8 Jul 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 21 Nov 2016.

8. Miscellaneous
President of St Patrick’s Choral Society. This position is not remunerated. (Registered 07 April 2014)
From 18 February 2016, Honorary Associate Member of the Northern Ireland Veterinary Association, a division of the British Veterinary Association. (Registered 01 March 2016)

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