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Colchester

Colchester is a constituency in Essex, in the East of England. The seat has been held by Will Quince (Conservative) since May 2015.

Current MP

Name: Will Quince

First elected: 2015-05-07

Party: Conservative

Will Quince is the Conservative MP for Colchester, and has been an MP continuously since 7 May 2015. He currently holds the Government post of Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Work and Pensions).

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The people of Colchester have contributed a total of 21,370 signatures to 706 currently open petitions. That's well above average.

Top petitions in Colchester

Open petitions with the most signatures
  1. End child food poverty – no child should be going hungry
    Opened on Wednesday 14th October 2020
    2,232 signatures so far in Colchester

  2. Prevent gyms closing due to a spike in Covid 19 cases
    Opened on Wednesday 12th August 2020
    1,358 signatures so far in Colchester

  3. Allow Zoos and Wildlife attractions to reopen with social distancing in place
    Opened on Tuesday 9th June 2020
    1,002 signatures so far in Colchester

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

  5. Teach Britain's colonial past as part of the UK's compulsory curriculum
    Opened on Wednesday 10th June 2020
    579 signatures so far in Colchester

  6. Implement sanctions against the Nigerian Government and officials
    Opened on Tuesday 20th October 2020
    567 signatures so far in Colchester

  7. Require universities to partially refund tuition fees for 20/21 due to Covid-19
    Opened on Wednesday 29th July 2020
    499 signatures so far in Colchester

  8. Prevent any restrictions on those who refuse a Covid-19 vaccination
    Opened on Tuesday 4th August 2020
    457 signatures so far in Colchester

  9. Lower university tuition fees for students until online teaching ends
    Opened on Monday 5th October 2020
    449 signatures so far in Colchester

  10. Limit the Sale and Use of Fireworks to Organisers of Licensed Displays Only
    Opened on Tuesday 21st July 2020
    435 signatures so far in Colchester

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

  12. Offer more support to the arts (particularly Theatres and Music) amidst COVID-19
    Opened on Monday 15th June 2020
    386 signatures so far in Colchester

  13. Exempt golf courses from the list of venues required to close due to Covid-19
    Opened on Friday 1st May 2020
    382 signatures so far in Colchester

  14. Award all Nursing Staff in the NHS a pay rise of 10% backdated to 1 April 2020
    Opened on Friday 29th May 2020
    379 signatures so far in Colchester

  15. Cancel GCSEs and A Levels in 2021
    Opened on Wednesday 19th August 2020
    334 signatures so far in Colchester

  16. Let Us Dance - Support nightclubs, dance music events and festivals
    Opened on Thursday 30th July 2020
    327 signatures so far in Colchester

  17. Broker a ceasefire for all sides in Yemen to carry out humanitarian aid
    Opened on Thursday 16th July 2020
    288 signatures so far in Colchester

  18. Reform the Gender Recognition Act.
    Opened on Friday 24th July 2020
    261 signatures so far in Colchester

  19. Tougher sentences for hit and run drivers who cause death
    Opened on Monday 20th July 2020
    231 signatures so far in Colchester

  20. Ban the exploitative import of young puppies for sale in the UK.
    Opened on Saturday 27th June 2020
    228 signatures so far in Colchester

Open petitions of local interest
  1. Allow Zoos and Wildlife attractions to reopen with social distancing in place
    Opened on Tuesday 9th June 2020
    1,002 signatures so far in Colchester

  2. End child food poverty – no child should be going hungry
    Opened on Wednesday 14th October 2020
    2,232 signatures so far in Colchester

  3. Prevent gyms closing due to a spike in Covid 19 cases
    Opened on Wednesday 12th August 2020
    1,358 signatures so far in Colchester

  4. Do not delay A-level Exams
    Opened on Monday 7th September 2020
    32 signatures so far in Colchester

  5. Implement sanctions against the Nigerian Government and officials
    Opened on Tuesday 20th October 2020
    567 signatures so far in Colchester

  6. Reclose schools and colleges due to increase in COVID-19 cases
    Opened on Tuesday 22nd September 2020
    758 signatures so far in Colchester

  7. Teach Britain's colonial past as part of the UK's compulsory curriculum
    Opened on Wednesday 10th June 2020
    579 signatures so far in Colchester

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

  9. Make it mandatory for parents to wear face masks when on school grounds
    Opened on Wednesday 16th September 2020
    12 signatures so far in Colchester

  10. Require universities to partially refund tuition fees for 20/21 due to Covid-19
    Opened on Wednesday 29th July 2020
    499 signatures so far in Colchester

  11. Award all Nursing Staff in the NHS a pay rise of 10% backdated to 1 April 2020
    Opened on Friday 29th May 2020
    379 signatures so far in Colchester

  12. Allow football fans to attend matches at all levels
    Opened on Tuesday 29th September 2020
    433 signatures so far in Colchester

  13. Ban plastic label and clothing fasteners and incentivise reuse of plastic items.
    Opened on Monday 19th October 2020
    62 signatures so far in Colchester

  14. Offer more support to the arts (particularly Theatres and Music) amidst COVID-19
    Opened on Monday 15th June 2020
    386 signatures so far in Colchester

  15. Prevent any restrictions on those who refuse a Covid-19 vaccination
    Opened on Tuesday 4th August 2020
    457 signatures so far in Colchester

  16. Let Us Dance - Support nightclubs, dance music events and festivals
    Opened on Thursday 30th July 2020
    327 signatures so far in Colchester

  17. Tougher sentences for hit and run drivers who cause death
    Opened on Monday 20th July 2020
    231 signatures so far in Colchester

  18. Limit the Sale and Use of Fireworks to Organisers of Licensed Displays Only
    Opened on Tuesday 21st July 2020
    435 signatures so far in Colchester

  19. Cancel GCSEs and A Levels in 2021
    Opened on Wednesday 19th August 2020
    334 signatures so far in Colchester

  20. Extend furlough beyond October for the travel industry.
    Opened on Tuesday 1st September 2020
    170 signatures so far in Colchester

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