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Hitchin and Harpenden

Hitchin and Harpenden is a constituency in Hertfordshire, in the East of England. The seat has been held by Bim Afolami (Conservative) since June 2017.

Current MP

Name: Bim Afolami

First elected: 2017-06-08

Party: Conservative

Bim Afolami is the Conservative MP for Hitchin and Harpenden, and has been an MP continuously since 8 June 2017.

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The people of Hitchin and Harpenden have contributed a total of 27,051 signatures to 864 currently open petitions. That's well above average.

Top petitions in Hitchin and Harpenden

Open petitions with the most signatures
  1. End child food poverty – no child should be going hungry
    Opened on Wednesday 14th October 2020
    2,585 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  2. Prioritise teachers, school and childcare staff for Covid-19 vaccination
    Opened on Tuesday 20th October 2020
    2,108 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  3. Reduce University student tuition fees from £9250 to £3000
    Opened on Monday 5th October 2020
    1,160 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  4. Do not restrict our rights to peaceful protest.
    Opened on Tuesday 16th March 2021
    975 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  5. Seek Europe-wide Visa-free work permit for Touring professionals and Artists
    Opened on Tuesday 22nd December 2020
    726 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  6. Make dog theft a specific criminal offence
    Opened on Friday 20th November 2020
    646 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  7. Open gyms first as we come out of lockdown & fund a Work Out to Help Out scheme
    Opened on Wednesday 20th January 2021
    534 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  8. Reclose schools and colleges due to increase in COVID-19 cases
    Opened on Tuesday 22nd September 2020
    524 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  9. Keep gyms open during Tier 4 lockdown
    Opened on Monday 21st December 2020
    515 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  10. Allow golf to be played with appropriate safety measures
    Opened on Friday 6th November 2020
    498 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  11. Cancel GCSE and A-levels in 2021 replace with Course Work and Teacher Assessment
    Opened on Tuesday 29th December 2020
    481 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  12. Create a Minister for Hospitality in the UK Government
    Opened on Tuesday 6th October 2020
    461 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  13. Do not rollout Covid-19 vaccine passports
    Opened on Wednesday 20th January 2021
    460 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  14. Extend the Stamp Duty Holiday for an additional 6 months after 31st March 2021
    Opened on Thursday 1st October 2020
    423 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  15. Close schools in Tier 4 areas
    Opened on Monday 21st December 2020
    394 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  16. Urge the Indian Government to ensure safety of protestors & press freedom
    Opened on Thursday 17th December 2020
    378 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  17. Allow football fans to attend matches at all levels
    Opened on Tuesday 29th September 2020
    356 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  18. Implement sanctions against the Nigerian Government and officials
    Opened on Tuesday 20th October 2020
    355 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  19. Protect the UK's dwindling hedgehog population before it's too late.
    Opened on Thursday 1st October 2020
    303 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  20. Increase funding for urgent research into devastating motor neurone disease
    Opened on Wednesday 6th January 2021
    298 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

Open petitions of local interest
  1. Provide support for sufferers of long term effects of Covid-19
    Opened on Thursday 27th August 2020
    149 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  2. Prioritise teachers, school and childcare staff for Covid-19 vaccination
    Opened on Tuesday 20th October 2020
    2,108 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  3. Legal right to 2 week review of patients with suspected heart failure (HF)
    Opened on Monday 28th September 2020
    293 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  4. End child food poverty – no child should be going hungry
    Opened on Wednesday 14th October 2020
    2,585 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  5. Do not restrict our rights to peaceful protest.
    Opened on Tuesday 16th March 2021
    975 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  6. Stop all flights between 10.30pm and 7am at regional airports
    Opened on Thursday 19th November 2020
    58 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  7. Fund free parking for all NHS workers
    Opened on Monday 23rd November 2020
    21 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  8. Reduce University student tuition fees from £9250 to £3000
    Opened on Monday 5th October 2020
    1,160 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  9. Seek Europe-wide Visa-free work permit for Touring professionals and Artists
    Opened on Tuesday 22nd December 2020
    726 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  10. Allow golf to be played with appropriate safety measures
    Opened on Friday 6th November 2020
    498 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  11. Keep gyms open during Tier 4 lockdown
    Opened on Monday 21st December 2020
    515 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  12. Cancel GCSE and A-levels in 2021 replace with Course Work and Teacher Assessment
    Opened on Tuesday 29th December 2020
    481 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  13. Make dog theft a specific criminal offence
    Opened on Friday 20th November 2020
    646 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  14. Open gyms first as we come out of lockdown & fund a Work Out to Help Out scheme
    Opened on Wednesday 20th January 2021
    534 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  15. Allow indoor/outdoor tennis courts to operate under strict distancing protocols
    Opened on Monday 9th November 2020
    30 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  16. Extend the Stamp Duty Holiday for an additional 6 months after 31st March 2021
    Opened on Thursday 1st October 2020
    423 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  17. Cancel A-level and GCSE exams 2022
    Opened on Monday 11th January 2021
    228 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  18. Allow Couples To Get Married During Lockdown (+Tier 3/4) & Allow 8 To Attend
    Opened on Thursday 4th February 2021
    11 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  19. Exempt outdoor tennis from closure due to COVID-19
    Opened on Monday 9th November 2020
    176 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  20. Create a Minister for Hospitality in the UK Government
    Opened on Tuesday 6th October 2020
    461 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

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