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Down South

General Election 2015


Ritchie, Margaret


The sitting MP Margaret Ritchie is standing for re-election.

This page shows how the sitting MP has voted on four issues since first being elected.

This reflects only votes which, in our view, are key indicators of the commitment of MPs on these issues. Selected Early Day Motions which your MP has supported are also listed at the bottom of this page (please scroll down).For information about the voting intentions of other candidates in your constituency, please click and send us an e-mail, putting the name of your constituency in the subject line. Alternatively, call SPUC HQ on 020 7091 7091.

Margaret Ritchie’s record on key votes:

On abortion has voted:

Twice with the pro-life lobby

Once has either been absent or abstained

Never with the anti-life lobby

On protection of the human embryo has voted:

Once with the pro-life lobby

Never has either been absent or abstained

Never with the anti-life lobby

 On euthanasia has voted:

Never with the pro-life lobby

Never has either been absent or abstained

Never with the not pro-life lobby

On ‘same-sex marriage’ has voted:

4 times with the lobby defending traditional marriage

4 times has either been absent or abstained

Never with the lobby redefining marriage in law

Margaret Ritchie signed Early Day Motions on the following subjects:

86 (2014)

which expressed concern about the Washington State Death With Dignity Act.

122 (2014)

which noted Robert Winston’s warnings on mitochondrial replacement techniques.

172 (2012)

which expressed support for hospice care across the UK.

250 (2012)

which called for more support for those born with deformities due to thalidomide.

293 (2012)

which called for no further attempts to relax the law on euthanasia or assisted suicide.

349 (2013)

which deplored so many repeat abortions, and called for breaches of the law to be prosecuted.

691 (2010)

which called for greater recognition of the loss suffered in stillbirths before 24 weeks.

875 (2013)

which expressed concern about strains of antibiotic resistant STIs.

936 (2013)

which called for the sex of unborn babies to be recorded to monitor abortions for gender.

978 (2014)

which expressed concern about gender selection abortions.

1086 (2013)

which paid tribute to Pope Benedict XVI for his legacy.

1136 (2010)

which lauded Robert Edwards, promoter of lethal test-tube baby technique.

1158 (2014)

which opposed changes to the law on assisted suicide.

1231 (2014)

which expressed concern about the incineration of foetal remains by NHS trusts.

1329 (2011)

which called for more vaccinations for preventable illnesses for children.

1622 (2011)

which called for a NICE consultation on abortion instead of the RCOG’s reports.

2030 (2011)

which criticised the BBC for its stance on Lord Falconer's Commission .

2074 (2011)

which expressed concern over Foetal Alcohol Syndrome.

2237 (2011)

which criticised inaccurate UN reporting of abortion worldwide.

744 (2015)

which expressed concern about the mitochondrial donation regulations.

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