Margaret Ritchie MP
Political Profile

Margaret Ritchie

Margaret Ritchie's political career began in 1985 when she was elected to Down District Council representing the Rowallane Area. Having been elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly in 2003 and again in 2007, Margaret was appointed Minister for Social Development on 8th of May 2007 and is the sole SDLP member of the new Northern Ireland Executive.

Key
Speeches

Ritchie: IDS Resignation Exposes Sinn Fein’s Weakness on Welfare

30 March 2016 | 11:09 am

Ritchie: IDS Resignation Exposes Sinn Fein’s Weakness on Welfare   SDLP MP for South Down, Margaret Ritchie, has described former Work and Pensions Secretary, Iain Duncan Smith’s resignation as further vindication of the SDLP’s position on welfare reform and once again exposes the callousness of Sinn Fein’s decision to hand the Assembly’s welfare powers over […]

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