A selection of Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick’s votes
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Consistently voted for a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
4 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2010–2016.
Generally voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, 4 absences, between 2010–2017.
Generally voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 3 votes against, 8 absences, between 2010–2016.
Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
11 votes for, 0 votes against, 4 absences, between 2011–2016.
Almost always voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
0 votes for, 9 votes against, 3 absences, between 2013–2016.
Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
5 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2013.
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To ask His Majesty's Government how the Department for Transport co-ordinates policy efforts across its teams in relation to the joint action plan, Realising the Full Potential of Zero Emission Powered Light Vehicles: A Joint Action Plan for Government and Industry, by the Motorcycle Industry Association and Zemo Partnership.
To ask His Majesty's Government what mechanisms are in place within the Department for Transport to ensure that its different teams actively communicate and collaborate on policy matters relating to the Motorcycle Industry Association and Zemo Partnership joint action plan, Realising the Full Potential of Zero Emission Powered Light Vehicles: A Joint Action Plan for Government and Industry.
To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the proposal by the Motorcycle Association Industry, as part of its new campaign "A Licence to Net Zero", to merge the motorcycle module 1 and module 2 tests.
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Non-affiliated Peer, Former Social Democratic and Labour Party MLA for South Down
Entered the House of Lords on 16 October 2019
Previously MP for South Down until 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for election
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
Party was Social Democratic and Labour Party until 3 May 2017
Also represented South Down
Topics of interest
Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick 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, Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (since 31 Jan 2023)
- Member, Windsor Framework Sub-Committee (since 14 Apr 2021)
- Member, Common Frameworks Scrutiny Committee (since 17 Sep 2020)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Food, Poverty, Health and Environment Committee (30 Jan 2020 to 23 Jun 2020)
- Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Sub-Committee (14 Oct 2015 to 2 Nov 2016)
- Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee ( 8 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- 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)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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