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East Antrim

East Antrim is a constituency in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland. The seat has been held by Sammy Wilson (Democratic Unionist Party) since May 2010.

Current MP

Name: Sammy Wilson

First elected: 2005-05-05

Party: Democratic Unionist Party

Sammy Wilson is the Democratic Unionist Party MP for East Antrim, and has been an MP continuously since 5 May 2005. He currently undertakes the roles of Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Treasury), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Work and Pensions), and Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Brexit).

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The people of East Antrim have contributed a total of 6,471 signatures to 397 currently open petitions. That's a lot below average.

Top petitions in East Antrim

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

  2. Enshrine the Military Covenant in UK Law
    Opened on Friday 31st July 2020
    319 signatures so far in East Antrim

  3. Cancel GCSEs and A Levels in 2021
    Opened on Wednesday 19th August 2020
    284 signatures so far in East Antrim

  4. Prevent any restrictions on those who refuse a Covid-19 vaccination
    Opened on Tuesday 4th August 2020
    256 signatures so far in East Antrim

  5. Lower university tuition fees for students until online teaching ends
    Opened on Monday 5th October 2020
    251 signatures so far in East Antrim

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

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

  8. Broker a ceasefire for all sides in Yemen to carry out humanitarian aid
    Opened on Thursday 16th July 2020
    179 signatures so far in East Antrim

  9. Protect Retail Workers from Abuse, Threats and Violence.
    Opened on Friday 24th July 2020
    152 signatures so far in East Antrim

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

  11. Take action to stop illegal immigration and rapidly remove illegal immigrants
    Opened on Wednesday 8th July 2020
    134 signatures so far in East Antrim

  12. Prevent gyms closing due to a spike in Covid 19 cases
    Opened on Wednesday 12th August 2020
    130 signatures so far in East Antrim

  13. Extend furlough scheme for the UK Aviation sector to help stop redundancies
    Opened on Tuesday 21st July 2020
    124 signatures so far in East Antrim

  14. Ban the exploitative import of young puppies for sale in the UK.
    Opened on Saturday 27th June 2020
    119 signatures so far in East Antrim

  15. Reform the Gender Recognition Act.
    Opened on Friday 24th July 2020
    119 signatures so far in East Antrim

  16. Teach Britain's colonial past as part of the UK's compulsory curriculum
    Opened on Wednesday 10th June 2020
    118 signatures so far in East Antrim

  17. Ensure Student Nurses are paid whilst on placement
    Opened on Thursday 22nd October 2020
    105 signatures so far in East Antrim

  18. Let Us Dance - Support nightclubs, dance music events and festivals
    Opened on Thursday 30th July 2020
    92 signatures so far in East Antrim

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

  20. Allow football fans to attend matches at all levels
    Opened on Tuesday 29th September 2020
    80 signatures so far in East Antrim

Open petitions of local interest
  1. More mental health funding and support for Northern Ireland
    Opened on Thursday 1st October 2020
    77 signatures so far in East Antrim

  2. Enshrine the Military Covenant in UK Law
    Opened on Friday 31st July 2020
    319 signatures so far in East Antrim

  3. Cancel GCSEs and A Levels in 2021
    Opened on Wednesday 19th August 2020
    284 signatures so far in East Antrim

  4. Ensure Student Nurses are paid whilst on placement
    Opened on Thursday 22nd October 2020
    105 signatures so far in East Antrim

  5. Lower university tuition fees for students until online teaching ends
    Opened on Monday 5th October 2020
    251 signatures so far in East Antrim

  6. Protect Retail Workers from Abuse, Threats and Violence.
    Opened on Friday 24th July 2020
    152 signatures so far in East Antrim

  7. Prevent any restrictions on those who refuse a Covid-19 vaccination
    Opened on Tuesday 4th August 2020
    256 signatures so far in East Antrim

  8. End child food poverty – no child should be going hungry
    Opened on Wednesday 14th October 2020
    552 signatures so far in East Antrim

  9. The government to allow the opening of nightclubs.
    Opened on Tuesday 21st July 2020
    51 signatures so far in East Antrim

  10. Start a 'Workout to Help Out' initiative
    Opened on Monday 10th August 2020
    41 signatures so far in East Antrim

  11. Allow the British public to vote on the legalisation of cannabis
    Opened on Friday 10th July 2020
    56 signatures so far in East Antrim

  12. Require universities to partially refund tuition fees for 20/21 due to Covid-19
    Opened on Wednesday 29th July 2020
    197 signatures so far in East Antrim

  13. Reverse measures allowing women to access at home abortion.
    Opened on Friday 22nd May 2020
    27 signatures so far in East Antrim

  14. Take action to stop illegal immigration and rapidly remove illegal immigrants
    Opened on Wednesday 8th July 2020
    134 signatures so far in East Antrim

  15. Disallow Food that is Lower than the Minimum UK Production & Welfare Standards
    Opened on Thursday 13th August 2020
    14 signatures so far in East Antrim

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

  17. Ban the exploitative import of young puppies for sale in the UK.
    Opened on Saturday 27th June 2020
    119 signatures so far in East Antrim

  18. Reform the Gender Recognition Act.
    Opened on Friday 24th July 2020
    119 signatures so far in East Antrim

  19. Stop the plan to include calorie counts on menus
    Opened on Monday 3rd August 2020
    41 signatures so far in East Antrim

  20. Implement a two week school lockdown before 24 December to save Christmas
    Opened on Friday 2nd October 2020
    65 signatures so far in East Antrim

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