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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 14,104 signatures to 496 currently open petitions. That's a lot below average.

Top petitions in East Antrim

Open petitions with the most signatures
  1. Trigger Article 16. We want unfettered GB-NI Trade.
    Opened on Thursday 4th February 2021
    5,242 signatures so far in East Antrim

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

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

  4. Prioritise teachers, school and childcare staff for Covid-19 vaccination
    Opened on Tuesday 20th October 2020
    399 signatures so far in East Antrim

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

  6. Allow driving instructors to pass learners unable to book a test
    Opened on Wednesday 9th September 2020
    292 signatures so far in East Antrim

  7. Reduce University student tuition fees from £9250 to £3000
    Opened on Monday 5th October 2020
    282 signatures so far in East Antrim

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

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

  10. Open gyms first as we come out of lockdown & fund a Work Out to Help Out scheme
    Opened on Wednesday 20th January 2021
    232 signatures so far in East Antrim

  11. Prioritise special school staff in Covid 19 vaccinations.
    Opened on Thursday 7th January 2021
    230 signatures so far in East Antrim

  12. Mandatory printing of car registration numbers on all Drive Thru packaging.
    Opened on Tuesday 30th March 2021
    208 signatures so far in East Antrim

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

  14. Seek common travel area between GB NI & ROI for Guide dogs & Assistance dogs
    Opened on Wednesday 6th January 2021
    186 signatures so far in East Antrim

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

  16. Do not give consent for another Scottish Independence Referendum
    Opened on Tuesday 26th January 2021
    181 signatures so far in East Antrim

  17. Stop the rising number of ear-cropped dogs in the UK
    Opened on Wednesday 24th February 2021
    174 signatures so far in East Antrim

  18. Seek Europe-wide Visa-free work permit for Touring professionals and Artists
    Opened on Tuesday 22nd December 2020
    152 signatures so far in East Antrim

  19. Allow golf to be played with appropriate safety measures
    Opened on Friday 6th November 2020
    129 signatures so far in East Antrim

  20. Keep schools closed until May
    Opened on Thursday 11th February 2021
    120 signatures so far in East Antrim

Open petitions of local interest
  1. Trigger Article 16. We want unfettered GB-NI Trade.
    Opened on Thursday 4th February 2021
    5,242 signatures so far in East Antrim

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

  3. Seek common travel area between GB NI & ROI for Guide dogs & Assistance dogs
    Opened on Wednesday 6th January 2021
    186 signatures so far in East Antrim

  4. Prioritise special school staff in Covid 19 vaccinations.
    Opened on Thursday 7th January 2021
    230 signatures so far in East Antrim

  5. Allow driving instructors to pass learners unable to book a test
    Opened on Wednesday 9th September 2020
    292 signatures so far in East Antrim

  6. Cancel Vocational Exams NOW
    Opened on Wednesday 6th January 2021
    28 signatures so far in East Antrim

  7. Cancel GCSE and A-levels in 2021 replace with Course Work and Teacher Assessment
    Opened on Tuesday 29th December 2020
    447 signatures so far in East Antrim

  8. Add nursery stores to the list of essential shops
    Opened on Tuesday 5th January 2021
    92 signatures so far in East Antrim

  9. Review rules for the movement of poultry between GB and NI/RoI
    Opened on Monday 25th January 2021
    35 signatures so far in East Antrim

  10. Give breastfeeding mothers to a right to defer/be excused from jury duty
    Opened on Thursday 25th February 2021
    39 signatures so far in East Antrim

  11. Mandatory printing of car registration numbers on all Drive Thru packaging.
    Opened on Tuesday 30th March 2021
    208 signatures so far in East Antrim

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

  13. Make it a requirement to report hitting a cat whilst driving
    Opened on Thursday 7th January 2021
    79 signatures so far in East Antrim

  14. Do not rollout Covid-19 vaccine passports
    Opened on Wednesday 20th January 2021
    376 signatures so far in East Antrim

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

  16. Stop the importation of honey bees into GB from the EU via Northern Ireland
    Opened on Tuesday 23rd March 2021
    69 signatures so far in East Antrim

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

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

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

  20. Secretary of State for Northern Ireland To Call A Border Poll
    Opened on Friday 12th February 2021
    14 signatures so far in East Antrim

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