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Blackpool South

Blackpool South is a constituency in Lancashire, in the North West of England. The seat has been held by Scott Benton (Conservative) since December 2019.

Current MP

Name: Scott Benton

First elected: 2019-12-12

Party: Conservative

Scott Benton is the Conservative MP for Blackpool South, and has been an MP continuously since 12 December 2019.

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The people of Blackpool South have contributed a total of 12,231 signatures to 627 currently open petitions. That's a lot below average.

Top petitions in Blackpool South

Open petitions with the most signatures
  1. End child food poverty – no child should be going hungry
    Opened on Wednesday 14th October 2020
    1,298 signatures so far in Blackpool South

  2. Allow football fans to attend matches at all levels
    Opened on Tuesday 29th September 2020
    543 signatures so far in Blackpool South

  3. Reclose schools and colleges due to increase in COVID-19 cases
    Opened on Tuesday 22nd September 2020
    489 signatures so far in Blackpool South

  4. Reduce University student tuition fees from £9250 to £3000
    Opened on Monday 5th October 2020
    486 signatures so far in Blackpool South

  5. Make dog theft a specific criminal offence
    Opened on Friday 20th November 2020
    424 signatures so far in Blackpool South

  6. Do not rollout Covid-19 vaccine passports
    Opened on Wednesday 20th January 2021
    394 signatures so far in Blackpool South

  7. Create a Minister for Hospitality in the UK Government
    Opened on Tuesday 6th October 2020
    310 signatures so far in Blackpool South

  8. Prioritise teachers, school and childcare staff for Covid-19 vaccination
    Opened on Tuesday 20th October 2020
    280 signatures so far in Blackpool South

  9. Make verified ID a requirement for opening a social media account.
    Opened on Friday 5th March 2021
    268 signatures so far in Blackpool South

  10. Seek Europe-wide Visa-free work permit for Touring professionals and Artists
    Opened on Tuesday 22nd December 2020
    239 signatures so far in Blackpool South

  11. Keep gyms open during Tier 4 lockdown
    Opened on Monday 21st December 2020
    235 signatures so far in Blackpool South

  12. Allow teacher predicted grades for BTEC students
    Opened on Monday 7th September 2020
    234 signatures so far in Blackpool South

  13. Cancel GCSE and A-levels in 2021 replace with Course Work and Teacher Assessment
    Opened on Tuesday 29th December 2020
    192 signatures so far in Blackpool South

  14. Keep schools closed until May
    Opened on Thursday 11th February 2021
    161 signatures so far in Blackpool South

  15. Do not restrict our rights to peaceful protest.
    Opened on Tuesday 16th March 2021
    155 signatures so far in Blackpool South

  16. Allow golf to be played with appropriate safety measures
    Opened on Friday 6th November 2020
    143 signatures so far in Blackpool South

  17. Shut all nurseries and early years settings during lockdown
    Opened on Tuesday 5th January 2021
    141 signatures so far in Blackpool South

  18. Support Boarding Kennels and Catteries
    Opened on Thursday 26th November 2020
    136 signatures so far in Blackpool South

  19. Ban greyhound racing to end unnecessary deaths & suffering of racing dogs
    Opened on Friday 30th October 2020
    131 signatures so far in Blackpool South

  20. FIONA'S LAW - Women should be allowed a yearly Cervical screening
    Opened on Monday 7th September 2020
    130 signatures so far in Blackpool South

Open petitions of local interest
  1. Offer Group B streptococcus (GBS) test to all pregnant women
    Opened on Wednesday 7th April 2021
    17 signatures so far in Blackpool South

  2. Reimburse parents for school uniform purchased should schools close again.
    Opened on Tuesday 6th October 2020
    11 signatures so far in Blackpool South

  3. End child food poverty – no child should be going hungry
    Opened on Wednesday 14th October 2020
    1,298 signatures so far in Blackpool South

  4. Allow football fans to attend matches at all levels
    Opened on Tuesday 29th September 2020
    543 signatures so far in Blackpool South

  5. Repeal Covid-19 Restrictions on opening hours
    Opened on Thursday 1st October 2020
    61 signatures so far in Blackpool South

  6. Support Boarding Kennels and Catteries
    Opened on Thursday 26th November 2020
    136 signatures so far in Blackpool South

  7. Make dog theft a specific criminal offence
    Opened on Friday 20th November 2020
    424 signatures so far in Blackpool South

  8. Reclose schools and colleges due to increase in COVID-19 cases
    Opened on Tuesday 22nd September 2020
    489 signatures so far in Blackpool South

  9. Do not rollout Covid-19 vaccine passports
    Opened on Wednesday 20th January 2021
    394 signatures so far in Blackpool South

  10. Create a Minister for Hospitality in the UK Government
    Opened on Tuesday 6th October 2020
    310 signatures so far in Blackpool South

  11. Reduce University student tuition fees from £9250 to £3000
    Opened on Monday 5th October 2020
    486 signatures so far in Blackpool South

  12. Seek to secure international ban on fracking at COP26
    Opened on Tuesday 8th December 2020
    25 signatures so far in Blackpool South

  13. Make verified ID a requirement for opening a social media account.
    Opened on Friday 5th March 2021
    268 signatures so far in Blackpool South

  14. Allow teacher predicted grades for BTEC students
    Opened on Monday 7th September 2020
    234 signatures so far in Blackpool South

  15. Keep gyms open during Tier 4 lockdown
    Opened on Monday 21st December 2020
    235 signatures so far in Blackpool South

  16. Cancel GCSE and A-levels in 2021 replace with Course Work and Teacher Assessment
    Opened on Tuesday 29th December 2020
    192 signatures so far in Blackpool South

  17. Prioritise special school staff in Covid 19 vaccinations.
    Opened on Thursday 7th January 2021
    83 signatures so far in Blackpool South

  18. Extend the 5% reduced VAT rate to seasonal seaside amusement arcades.
    Opened on Friday 19th March 2021
    14 signatures so far in Blackpool South

  19. Extend furlough beyond October for the travel industry.
    Opened on Tuesday 1st September 2020
    101 signatures so far in Blackpool South

  20. Shut all nurseries and early years settings during lockdown
    Opened on Tuesday 5th January 2021
    141 signatures so far in Blackpool South

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