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Gateshead

Gateshead is a constituency in in the North East of England. The seat has been held by Ian Mearns (Labour) since May 2010.

Current MP

Name: Ian Mearns

First elected: 2010-05-06

Party: Labour

Ian Mearns is the Labour MP for Gateshead, and has been an MP continuously since 6 May 2010.

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The people of Gateshead have contributed a total of 17,642 signatures to 671 currently open petitions. That's below average.

Top petitions in Gateshead

Open petitions with the most signatures
  1. End child food poverty – no child should be going hungry
    Opened on Wednesday 14th October 2020
    1,785 signatures so far in Gateshead

  2. Prevent gyms closing due to a spike in Covid 19 cases
    Opened on Wednesday 12th August 2020
    1,199 signatures so far in Gateshead

  3. Reduce University student tuition fees from £9250 to £3000
    Opened on Monday 5th October 2020
    581 signatures so far in Gateshead

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

  5. Reclose schools and colleges due to increase in COVID-19 cases
    Opened on Tuesday 22nd September 2020
    476 signatures so far in Gateshead

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

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

  8. Give government workers a fair pay rise
    Opened on Monday 20th July 2020
    421 signatures so far in Gateshead

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

  10. Cancel GCSEs and A Levels in 2021
    Opened on Wednesday 19th August 2020
    391 signatures so far in Gateshead

  11. Keep gyms open during Tier 4 lockdown
    Opened on Monday 21st December 2020
    348 signatures so far in Gateshead

  12. Seek Europe-wide Visa-free work permit for Touring professionals and Artists
    Opened on Tuesday 22nd December 2020
    347 signatures so far in Gateshead

  13. Prevent any restrictions on those who refuse a Covid-19 vaccination
    Opened on Tuesday 4th August 2020
    289 signatures so far in Gateshead

  14. Require local authorities to have free helplines for the homeless and vulnerable
    Opened on Thursday 3rd December 2020
    273 signatures so far in Gateshead

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

  16. Review the need for a statutory owners and Directors Test in Football
    Opened on Tuesday 21st July 2020
    248 signatures so far in Gateshead

  17. Hold a public inquiry into Government contracts granted during Covid-19
    Opened on Thursday 3rd September 2020
    246 signatures so far in Gateshead

  18. Allow teacher predicted grades for BTEC students
    Opened on Monday 7th September 2020
    246 signatures so far in Gateshead

  19. Allow football fans to attend matches at all levels
    Opened on Tuesday 29th September 2020
    245 signatures so far in Gateshead

  20. Create a Minister for Hospitality in the UK Government
    Opened on Tuesday 6th October 2020
    229 signatures so far in Gateshead

Open petitions of local interest
  1. Require local authorities to have free helplines for the homeless and vulnerable
    Opened on Thursday 3rd December 2020
    273 signatures so far in Gateshead

  2. Give free bus passes to ALL in England at age 60
    Opened on Tuesday 20th October 2020
    18 signatures so far in Gateshead

  3. Make Emotional and Psychological Abuse of Children a Specific criminal Offence
    Opened on Thursday 31st December 2020
    23 signatures so far in Gateshead

  4. End child food poverty – no child should be going hungry
    Opened on Wednesday 14th October 2020
    1,785 signatures so far in Gateshead

  5. Prevent gyms closing due to a spike in Covid 19 cases
    Opened on Wednesday 12th August 2020
    1,199 signatures so far in Gateshead

  6. Give government workers a fair pay rise
    Opened on Monday 20th July 2020
    421 signatures so far in Gateshead

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

  8. Introduce a mandatory Hate Crimes Awareness Course for Hate Crime Offenders
    Opened on Wednesday 22nd July 2020
    15 signatures so far in Gateshead

  9. Allow indoor play centres and areas to open in all Tiers
    Opened on Thursday 3rd December 2020
    34 signatures so far in Gateshead

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

  11. Cancel GCSEs and A Levels in 2021
    Opened on Wednesday 19th August 2020
    391 signatures so far in Gateshead

  12. Keep gyms open during Tier 4 lockdown
    Opened on Monday 21st December 2020
    348 signatures so far in Gateshead

  13. Reduce University student tuition fees from £9250 to £3000
    Opened on Monday 5th October 2020
    581 signatures so far in Gateshead

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

  15. Direct DVSA to fully reopen all driving test centres and release more test slots
    Opened on Wednesday 9th September 2020
    37 signatures so far in Gateshead

  16. Hold a public inquiry into Government contracts granted during Covid-19
    Opened on Thursday 3rd September 2020
    246 signatures so far in Gateshead

  17. Reclose schools and colleges due to increase in COVID-19 cases
    Opened on Tuesday 22nd September 2020
    476 signatures so far in Gateshead

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

  19. Seek Europe-wide Visa-free work permit for Touring professionals and Artists
    Opened on Tuesday 22nd December 2020
    347 signatures so far in Gateshead

  20. Lower the age you are offered a cervical screening (smear test) from 25 to 16
    Opened on Tuesday 4th August 2020
    160 signatures so far in Gateshead

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