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Gainsborough

Gainsborough is a constituency in Lincolnshire, in the East Midlands of England. The seat has been held by Sir Edward Leigh (Conservative) since May 2010.

Current MP

Name: Sir Edward Leigh

First elected: 1983-06-09

Party: Conservative

Sir Edward Leigh is the Conservative MP for Gainsborough, and has been an MP continuously since 9 June 1983.

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The people of Gainsborough have contributed a total of 12,266 signatures to 575 currently open petitions. That's below average.

Top petitions in Gainsborough

Open petitions with the most signatures
  1. End child food poverty – no child should be going hungry
    Opened on Wednesday 14th October 2020
    1,288 signatures so far in Gainsborough

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

  3. Extend maternity leave by 3 months with pay in light of COVID-19
    Opened on Monday 20th April 2020
    421 signatures so far in Gainsborough

  4. Prevent gyms closing due to a spike in Covid 19 cases
    Opened on Wednesday 12th August 2020
    404 signatures so far in Gainsborough

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

  6. Provide financial help to zoos, aquariums, & rescue centres during the pandemic.
    Opened on Thursday 30th April 2020
    323 signatures so far in Gainsborough

  7. Take action to stop illegal immigration and rapidly remove illegal immigrants
    Opened on Wednesday 8th July 2020
    262 signatures so far in Gainsborough

  8. Allow gyms and leisure centres to reopen
    Opened on Wednesday 22nd April 2020
    239 signatures so far in Gainsborough

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

  10. Ban the exploitative import of young puppies for sale in the UK.
    Opened on Saturday 27th June 2020
    231 signatures so far in Gainsborough

  11. Allow Zoos and Wildlife attractions to reopen with social distancing in place
    Opened on Tuesday 9th June 2020
    220 signatures so far in Gainsborough

  12. Reduce curriculum content for year 10 & 12 students who will sit exams in 2021.
    Opened on Monday 1st June 2020
    217 signatures so far in Gainsborough

  13. Cancel GCSEs and A Levels in 2021
    Opened on Wednesday 19th August 2020
    216 signatures so far in Gainsborough

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

  15. Enshrine the Military Covenant in UK Law
    Opened on Friday 31st July 2020
    189 signatures so far in Gainsborough

  16. Give all key workers a 100% tax and Nat. Ins. holiday through COVID-19 crisis
    Opened on Wednesday 1st April 2020
    189 signatures so far in Gainsborough

  17. Prevent any restrictions on those who refuse a Covid-19 vaccination
    Opened on Tuesday 4th August 2020
    188 signatures so far in Gainsborough

  18. Increase Number of Guests Permitted at Weddings, according to Venue Capacity
    Opened on Tuesday 4th August 2020
    175 signatures so far in Gainsborough

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

  20. Refund university students for 3rd Semester Tuition 2020
    Opened on Tuesday 7th April 2020
    147 signatures so far in Gainsborough

Open petitions of local interest
  1. Prevent costs of the Park owner Fitness criteria being passed on to residents
    Opened on Friday 18th September 2020
    46 signatures so far in Gainsborough

  2. End child food poverty – no child should be going hungry
    Opened on Wednesday 14th October 2020
    1,288 signatures so far in Gainsborough

  3. Allow football fans to attend matches at all levels
    Opened on Tuesday 29th September 2020
    456 signatures so far in Gainsborough

  4. Provide financial help to zoos, aquariums, & rescue centres during the pandemic.
    Opened on Thursday 30th April 2020
    323 signatures so far in Gainsborough

  5. Extend maternity leave by 3 months with pay in light of COVID-19
    Opened on Monday 20th April 2020
    421 signatures so far in Gainsborough

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

  7. Take action to stop illegal immigration and rapidly remove illegal immigrants
    Opened on Wednesday 8th July 2020
    262 signatures so far in Gainsborough

  8. Enshrine the Military Covenant in UK Law
    Opened on Friday 31st July 2020
    189 signatures so far in Gainsborough

  9. Tougher sentences for hit and run drivers who cause death
    Opened on Monday 20th July 2020
    162 signatures so far in Gainsborough

  10. Class Feminine Hygiene Products as Medical Devices.
    Opened on Wednesday 8th July 2020
    19 signatures so far in Gainsborough

  11. Ban the exploitative import of young puppies for sale in the UK.
    Opened on Saturday 27th June 2020
    231 signatures so far in Gainsborough

  12. Allow gyms and leisure centres to reopen
    Opened on Wednesday 22nd April 2020
    239 signatures so far in Gainsborough

  13. Allow Zoos and Wildlife attractions to reopen with social distancing in place
    Opened on Tuesday 9th June 2020
    220 signatures so far in Gainsborough

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

  15. Exempt children under 11 from counting towards the 'Rule of Six' in England
    Opened on Friday 18th September 2020
    13 signatures so far in Gainsborough

  16. Reduce curriculum content for year 10 & 12 students who will sit exams in 2021.
    Opened on Monday 1st June 2020
    217 signatures so far in Gainsborough

  17. Cancel GCSEs and A Levels in 2021
    Opened on Wednesday 19th August 2020
    216 signatures so far in Gainsborough

  18. Increase Number of Guests Permitted at Weddings, according to Venue Capacity
    Opened on Tuesday 4th August 2020
    175 signatures so far in Gainsborough

  19. Ban the shooting of badgers immediately
    Opened on Thursday 24th September 2020
    139 signatures so far in Gainsborough

  20. End lockdown to prevent further economic damage to the UK’s economy.
    Opened on Friday 15th May 2020
    84 signatures so far in Gainsborough

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