Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick

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Recent appearances

  • Northern Ireland (Ministers, Elections and Petitions of Concern) Bill - Report: Amendment 5 19 Jan 2022

    I thank the Minister for taking my intervention. In his wind-up, will he give us his estimation, following discussions today, of a date for the implementation of these negotiations or for their conclusion? They are absolutely vital because we do not want to see them impinge—although many believe that they will—on the election itself.
  • Northern Ireland (Ministers, Elections and Petitions of Concern) Bill - Report: Amendment 5 19 Jan 2022

    My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow the noble Lord, Lord Bew, and I am only sorry that when I took politics at Queen’s he was not a lecturer then; he came in several years later. His speech was very interesting and I think we are all much better informed because of it. It will be no surprise to Members of your Lordships’ House that I support the protocol. I say that rather advisedly...
  • Northern Ireland (Ministers, Elections and Petitions of Concern) Bill - Report: Amendment 3 19 Jan 2022

    My Lords, I support what the Minister said, particularly in relation to the commencement date being fixed in legislation. I also support my noble friend Lord Coaker in relation to the reports on the New Decade, New Approach implementation period. I am conscious of the devolution settlement, but I am also conscious of the fact that the Northern Ireland Executive had commitments to deliver with...

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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

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Topics of interest

Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • 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, Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland Sub-Committee (since 14 Apr 2021)
  • Member, Common Frameworks Scrutiny Committee (since 17 Sep 2020)
  • Member, Food, Poverty, Health and Environment Committee (since 30 Jan 2020)

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 (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)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 May 2017.

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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