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“Five years ago I asked for your support to elect me as MP for this very special and beautiful constituency of South Down. I was honoured to be elected then, and I have been proud to serve you as your MP. When I was elected, I gave a solemn undertaking that I would serve all […]

Speaking after attending a meeting of Early Year’s Providers in Kilkeel on Monday 30th March, Margaret Ritchie, SDLP Parliamentary Candidate said;   “It is unacceptable to learn that the provision of a range of pre-school service is at risk for many of your children in South Down. In reducing the funding to the Early Years […]

Margaret Ritchie has made representations to the Roads Service to request traffic calming measures for St Mary’s Terrace, Ballykeel, Hilltown Road in Cabra. Margaret Ritchie, SDLP’s Parliamentary Candidate for South Down, said today, “I have been informed by a number of concerned residents in the area that traffic speeds are particularly high at this location, […]

Margaret Ritchie has made representations to the Roads Service to request traffic calming measures for St Mary’s Terrace, Ballykeel, Hilltown Road in Cabra. Margaret Ritchie, SDLP’s Parliamentary Candidate for South Down, said today, “I have been informed by a number of concerned residents in the area that traffic speeds are particularly high at this location, […]

SDLP Westminster Candidate for South Down Margaret Ritchie has promised that the party will make securing a VAT cut to boost the local tourism and hospitality sector a priority following the election.   Ms Ritchie stated:   “I was disappointed that another Budget went past in April in which the opportunity was missed to cut […]

“Over the last few days I have had several opportunities to visit the Downe Hospital, and have seen for myself that it is working at full capacity before any cuts to services and beds takes place. The new Downe Hospital was  provided to ensure that the health and medical needs of the local community in […]

SDLP South Down MP Margaret Ritchie has voiced her continued opposition to the South Eastern Health Trust’s planned parking charges at the Downe and Downshire Hospitals in Downpatrick Ms Ritchie, who has already articulated her opposition to such car parking charges to the Minister for Health and to the South Eastern Health Trust, said today: […]

Speaking after a meeting with Roads Service the MP for the area said; “The Principal and staff at St Marys have at all times taken all possible steps to ensure the safety of their students when crossing the busy intersection on the Ardglass Road with John Street. It is now time for Roads Service to […]

Speaking after the site meeting with Roads Service the MP for the area Margaret Ritchie said; “Cllr Andrews and I outlined to Roads Service the urgent need for a pedestrian crossing at the junction of Westlands. There is a clear need to slow down vehicles at this location and provide a safe point for people […]

Margaret Ritchie MP said today, “I am privileged and honoured to have been asked to officially open the new Youth Work Centre for Youth Initiatives in Downpatrick. Initially, I met the representatives from Youth Initiatives on Good Friday in my office where they outlined to me their work on a cross community Christian faith based […]