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.


Farmers and dwellers have protected and nurtured the Mournes – it’s time for the Mournes to provide more for those who have protected and nurtured it over the generations

15 October 2013 | 12:38 pm

Mourne Heritage Trust is about protection and partnership, protection of the Mournes and our way of life in this working environment, and partnership with those who work the land and live in the area. To enable this work to continue it is important that NIEA, NITB and the three Councils provide Mourne Heritage Trust with […]