Ritchie welcomes her appointment to EFRA Committee

Margaret Ritchie UDA.2 Bern.JPG 'Content Date:     'Headline:     'Byline:     'Caption:   Social Development Minister Margaret Richie speaking at Stormont on funding for the UDA. Picture by Bernie Brown
Margaret Ritchie UDA.2 Bern.JPG 'Content Date: 'Headline: 'Byline: 'Caption: Social Development Minister Margaret Richie speaking at Stormont on funding for the UDA. Picture by Bernie Brown

SDLP MP for South Down, Margaret Ritchie, has welcomed her appointment to the Select Committee for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

She said: “I am delighted that I can continue to be a strong voice for Northern Ireland’s farmers, fishermen and consumers on the EFRA Committee.

“Having a representative from a rural constituency in Northern Ireland is essential to represent our agricultural and fishing communities.

“In this Parliament membership of the EU will feature heavily. I will use my position on the committee to highlight the importance of continued membership of the EU for Northern Ireland’s agricultural and fisheries sector.”

Ms Ritchie concluded: “I look forward to working with colleagues on the committee to investigate and highlight these issues and to continue to provide strong representation for Northern Ireland.”