Margaret Ritchie MP
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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.


Speaking today at the Official Launch of “Rekindle the Kindle”, Ballykinler, event, Margaret Ritchie MP said:

9 June 2014 | 12:52 pm

“My thanks to Rekindle the Kindle Group and Co-operation Ireland for inviting me here this morning to this important launch. Working along with the local community and the Re-kindle Kindle Group on this project, I have at all times been impressed by, and proud of, the drive and determination of the community in their pursuit […]

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