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Belfast West

Belfast West is a constituency in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The seat has been held by Paul Maskey (Sinn Féin) since June 2011.

Current MP

Name: Paul Maskey

First elected: 2011-06-09

Party: Sinn Féin

Paul Maskey is the Sinn Féin MP for Belfast West, and has been an MP continuously since 9 June 2011.

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The people of Belfast West have contributed a total of 9,383 signatures to 405 currently open petitions. That's a lot below average.

Top petitions in Belfast West

Open petitions with the most signatures
  1. Trigger Article 16. We want unfettered GB-NI Trade.
    Opened on Thursday 4th February 2021
    1,478 signatures so far in Belfast West

  2. End child food poverty – no child should be going hungry
    Opened on Wednesday 14th October 2020
    795 signatures so far in Belfast West

  3. Cancel GCSE and A-levels in 2021 replace with Course Work and Teacher Assessment
    Opened on Tuesday 29th December 2020
    517 signatures so far in Belfast West

  4. Open gyms first as we come out of lockdown & fund a Work Out to Help Out scheme
    Opened on Wednesday 20th January 2021
    434 signatures so far in Belfast West

  5. Allow driving instructors to pass learners unable to book a test
    Opened on Wednesday 9th September 2020
    409 signatures so far in Belfast West

  6. Do not rollout Covid-19 vaccine passports
    Opened on Wednesday 20th January 2021
    345 signatures so far in Belfast West

  7. Prioritise special school staff in Covid 19 vaccinations.
    Opened on Thursday 7th January 2021
    262 signatures so far in Belfast West

  8. Lower university tuition fees for students until online teaching ends
    Opened on Monday 5th October 2020
    256 signatures so far in Belfast West

  9. Make verified ID a requirement for opening a social media account.
    Opened on Friday 5th March 2021
    242 signatures so far in Belfast West

  10. Reduce University student tuition fees from £9250 to £3000
    Opened on Monday 5th October 2020
    239 signatures so far in Belfast West

  11. Reclose schools and colleges due to increase in COVID-19 cases
    Opened on Tuesday 22nd September 2020
    229 signatures so far in Belfast West

  12. Prioritise teachers, school and childcare staff for Covid-19 vaccination
    Opened on Tuesday 20th October 2020
    218 signatures so far in Belfast West

  13. Ensure Student Nurses are paid whilst on placement
    Opened on Thursday 22nd October 2020
    196 signatures so far in Belfast West

  14. Seek Europe-wide Visa-free work permit for Touring professionals and Artists
    Opened on Tuesday 22nd December 2020
    114 signatures so far in Belfast West

  15. Allow football fans to attend matches at all levels
    Opened on Tuesday 29th September 2020
    110 signatures so far in Belfast West

  16. Stop the rising number of ear-cropped dogs in the UK
    Opened on Wednesday 24th February 2021
    101 signatures so far in Belfast West

  17. Ryan's Law: Widen definition of 'death by dangerous driving'
    Opened on Tuesday 2nd March 2021
    99 signatures so far in Belfast West

  18. Fund NHS scheme for women with Endometriosis to freeze their eggs
    Opened on Monday 22nd March 2021
    97 signatures so far in Belfast West

  19. Secretary of State for Northern Ireland To Call A Border Poll
    Opened on Friday 12th February 2021
    96 signatures so far in Belfast West

  20. Do not restrict our rights to peaceful protest.
    Opened on Tuesday 16th March 2021
    95 signatures so far in Belfast West

Open petitions of local interest
  1. Trigger Article 16. We want unfettered GB-NI Trade.
    Opened on Thursday 4th February 2021
    1,478 signatures so far in Belfast West

  2. Secretary of State for Northern Ireland To Call A Border Poll
    Opened on Friday 12th February 2021
    96 signatures so far in Belfast West

  3. Allow driving instructors to pass learners unable to book a test
    Opened on Wednesday 9th September 2020
    409 signatures so far in Belfast West

  4. Prioritise special school staff in Covid 19 vaccinations.
    Opened on Thursday 7th January 2021
    262 signatures so far in Belfast West

  5. Cancel GCSE and A-levels in 2021 replace with Course Work and Teacher Assessment
    Opened on Tuesday 29th December 2020
    517 signatures so far in Belfast West

  6. Open gyms first as we come out of lockdown & fund a Work Out to Help Out scheme
    Opened on Wednesday 20th January 2021
    434 signatures so far in Belfast West

  7. Give breastfeeding mothers to a right to defer/be excused from jury duty
    Opened on Thursday 25th February 2021
    38 signatures so far in Belfast West

  8. Ensure Student Nurses are paid whilst on placement
    Opened on Thursday 22nd October 2020
    196 signatures so far in Belfast West

  9. End child food poverty – no child should be going hungry
    Opened on Wednesday 14th October 2020
    795 signatures so far in Belfast West

  10. Lower university tuition fees for students until online teaching ends
    Opened on Monday 5th October 2020
    256 signatures so far in Belfast West

  11. Make verified ID a requirement for opening a social media account.
    Opened on Friday 5th March 2021
    242 signatures so far in Belfast West

  12. Do not rollout Covid-19 vaccine passports
    Opened on Wednesday 20th January 2021
    345 signatures so far in Belfast West

  13. Fund NHS scheme for women with Endometriosis to freeze their eggs
    Opened on Monday 22nd March 2021
    97 signatures so far in Belfast West

  14. Create an Emergency Carers Support Fund to increase care worker wages
    Opened on Monday 7th December 2020
    70 signatures so far in Belfast West

  15. Extend the time people with implants can claim against manufacturers
    Opened on Friday 2nd October 2020
    30 signatures so far in Belfast West

  16. Increase Carers Allowance to equal 35hrs at National Minimum Wage
    Opened on Monday 22nd March 2021
    53 signatures so far in Belfast West

  17. Extend statutory bereavement leave to pregnancy loss before 24 weeks
    Opened on Monday 15th February 2021
    51 signatures so far in Belfast West

  18. All nurseries and places of education to stay closed after Xmas to 15 January
    Opened on Wednesday 2nd December 2020
    83 signatures so far in Belfast West

  19. Require the Union Flag to be flown on public buildings and schools!
    Opened on Wednesday 30th December 2020
    25 signatures so far in Belfast West

  20. Legalise growing cannabis plants in a person’s home for personal use
    Opened on Tuesday 6th October 2020
    30 signatures so far in Belfast West

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