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Clacton

Clacton is a constituency in Essex, in the East of England. The seat has been held by Giles Watling (Conservative) since June 2017.

Current MP

Name: Giles Watling

First elected: 2017-06-08

Party: Conservative

Giles Watling is the Conservative MP for Clacton, and has been an MP continuously since 8 June 2017.

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The people of Clacton have contributed a total of 14,117 signatures to 766 currently open petitions. That's a lot below average.

Top petitions in Clacton

Open petitions with the most signatures
  1. Reclose schools and colleges due to increase in COVID-19 cases
    Opened on Tuesday 22nd September 2020
    991 signatures so far in Clacton

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

  3. Close schools in Tier 4 areas
    Opened on Monday 21st December 2020
    762 signatures so far in Clacton

  4. Make dog theft a specific criminal offence
    Opened on Friday 20th November 2020
    509 signatures so far in Clacton

  5. Do not rollout Covid-19 vaccine passports
    Opened on Wednesday 20th January 2021
    426 signatures so far in Clacton

  6. Reduce University student tuition fees from £9250 to £3000
    Opened on Monday 5th October 2020
    420 signatures so far in Clacton

  7. Prioritise teachers, school and childcare staff for Covid-19 vaccination
    Opened on Tuesday 20th October 2020
    419 signatures so far in Clacton

  8. Make verified ID a requirement for opening a social media account.
    Opened on Friday 5th March 2021
    265 signatures so far in Clacton

  9. Tom’s Law - Give police the power to suspend driving licences
    Opened on Friday 25th September 2020
    230 signatures so far in Clacton

  10. Cancel GCSE and A-levels in 2021 replace with Course Work and Teacher Assessment
    Opened on Tuesday 29th December 2020
    221 signatures so far in Clacton

  11. Allow football fans to attend matches at all levels
    Opened on Tuesday 29th September 2020
    188 signatures so far in Clacton

  12. Ryan's Law: Widen definition of 'death by dangerous driving'
    Opened on Tuesday 2nd March 2021
    186 signatures so far in Clacton

  13. Extend the Stamp Duty Holiday for an additional 6 months after 31st March 2021
    Opened on Thursday 1st October 2020
    176 signatures so far in Clacton

  14. Shut all nurseries and early years settings during lockdown
    Opened on Tuesday 5th January 2021
    169 signatures so far in Clacton

  15. Extend driving theory test certificates expiring in 2020/21 by 12 months
    Opened on Tuesday 10th November 2020
    168 signatures so far in Clacton

  16. Do not restrict our rights to peaceful protest.
    Opened on Tuesday 16th March 2021
    165 signatures so far in Clacton

  17. Protect the UK's dwindling hedgehog population before it's too late.
    Opened on Thursday 1st October 2020
    163 signatures so far in Clacton

  18. Stop the rising number of ear-cropped dogs in the UK
    Opened on Wednesday 24th February 2021
    160 signatures so far in Clacton

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

  20. Stop Forestry England granting licenses for Fox & Hare hunts
    Opened on Tuesday 6th October 2020
    157 signatures so far in Clacton

Open petitions of local interest
  1. Back date the Furlough Scheme so that those employed September are included
    Opened on Wednesday 13th January 2021
    20 signatures so far in Clacton

  2. Require all key and essential workers be paid at least the Real Living Wage
    Opened on Tuesday 22nd December 2020
    59 signatures so far in Clacton

  3. Close schools in Tier 4 areas
    Opened on Monday 21st December 2020
    762 signatures so far in Clacton

  4. Reclose schools and colleges due to increase in COVID-19 cases
    Opened on Tuesday 22nd September 2020
    991 signatures so far in Clacton

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

  6. Extend the 5% reduced VAT rate to seasonal seaside amusement arcades.
    Opened on Friday 19th March 2021
    27 signatures so far in Clacton

  7. Review and reduce the decibel limit on fireworks sold to the public
    Opened on Friday 2nd October 2020
    64 signatures so far in Clacton

  8. Do not rollout Covid-19 vaccine passports
    Opened on Wednesday 20th January 2021
    426 signatures so far in Clacton

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

  10. Tom’s Law - Give police the power to suspend driving licences
    Opened on Friday 25th September 2020
    230 signatures so far in Clacton

  11. Make it illegal to flee after hitting a cat.
    Opened on Thursday 10th September 2020
    33 signatures so far in Clacton

  12. All nurseries and places of education to stay closed after Xmas to 15 January
    Opened on Wednesday 2nd December 2020
    153 signatures so far in Clacton

  13. Fund surgery for lipoedema on the NHS
    Opened on Tuesday 29th December 2020
    38 signatures so far in Clacton

  14. Ryan's Law: Widen definition of 'death by dangerous driving'
    Opened on Tuesday 2nd March 2021
    186 signatures so far in Clacton

  15. Make verified ID a requirement for opening a social media account.
    Opened on Friday 5th March 2021
    265 signatures so far in Clacton

  16. Establish a national waste plastic collection/recycling programme for England
    Opened on Monday 19th October 2020
    53 signatures so far in Clacton

  17. Prioritise teachers, school and childcare staff for Covid-19 vaccination
    Opened on Tuesday 20th October 2020
    419 signatures so far in Clacton

  18. Extend driving theory test certificates expiring in 2020/21 by 12 months
    Opened on Tuesday 10th November 2020
    168 signatures so far in Clacton

  19. Abolish the 5% VAT applied to domestic gas and electric bills.
    Opened on Thursday 7th January 2021
    19 signatures so far in Clacton

  20. Require negative covid test to enter the UK
    Opened on Wednesday 30th December 2020
    128 signatures so far in Clacton

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