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Hitchin and Harpenden

Hitchin and Harpenden is a constituency in the East of England region 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 continually since 8 June 2017. He currently holds the Government post of Economic Secretary (HM Treasury).

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The people of Hitchin and Harpenden have contributed a total of 4,135 signatures to 338 currently open petitions. That's below average.

Top petitions in Hitchin and Harpenden

Open petitions with the most signatures
  1. Hold a parliamentary vote on assisted dying
    Opened on Friday 5th January 2024
    383 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  2. Allow students to be taken out of school for two weeks a year without penalty
    Opened on Friday 15th March 2024
    216 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  3. Stop the implementation of betting affordability/financial risk checks
    Opened on Wednesday 1st November 2023
    163 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  4. Ban smartphones and camera phones for under 16s
    Opened on Tuesday 30th January 2024
    161 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  5. Don’t increase the income requirement for family visas to £38,700
    Opened on Wednesday 13th December 2023
    130 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  6. Pause Ofsted inspections and reform how school performance is evaluated
    Opened on Wednesday 6th December 2023
    112 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  7. Ban the sale of used power tools at car boot sales and markets
    Opened on Wednesday 3rd April 2024
    104 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  8. Delay the ban on rehoming and owning XL Bully dogs for 18 months
    Opened on Thursday 9th November 2023
    86 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  9. Fund continued access to modulators drugs for Cystic Fibrosis patients
    Opened on Wednesday 15th November 2023
    83 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  10. Home fee status for BN(O) students after 3 years continuous stay in the UK
    Opened on Thursday 11th January 2024
    81 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  11. Ban domestic flights on routes that can be travelled by train in under 4.5 hours
    Opened on Thursday 2nd November 2023
    64 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  12. Make State Pensions tax free
    Opened on Friday 10th November 2023
    64 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  13. Close the borders! Suspend ALL immigration for 5 years.
    Opened on Monday 18th December 2023
    63 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  14. Offer the State Pension to all at 60, increase to equal 48hrs at the Living Wage
    Opened on Monday 15th January 2024
    58 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  15. Reclassify general aviation airfields as greenfield not brownfield sites
    Opened on Wednesday 24th April 2024
    56 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  16. Immediately revoke all licences for arms exports to Israel
    Opened on Thursday 21st December 2023
    55 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  17. Do not allow original wills to be destroyed after 25 years
    Opened on Tuesday 9th January 2024
    45 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  18. Enact legislation to make 'psychologist' a protected title
    Opened on Thursday 28th March 2024
    43 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  19. Seek to secure the release of hostages held by Hamas
    Opened on Wednesday 25th October 2023
    42 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  20. Enhance consumer protection for holiday caravan owners
    Opened on Friday 24th November 2023
    42 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

Open petitions of local interest
  1. Impose 30 Year Minimum Sentence Without Parole for Child Murderers
    Opened on Tuesday 9th April 2024
    37 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  2. Ban smartphones and camera phones for under 16s
    Opened on Tuesday 30th January 2024
    161 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  3. Hold a parliamentary vote on assisted dying
    Opened on Friday 5th January 2024
    383 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  4. Home fee status for BN(O) students after 3 years continuous stay in the UK
    Opened on Thursday 11th January 2024
    81 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  5. Ban domestic flights on routes that can be travelled by train in under 4.5 hours
    Opened on Thursday 2nd November 2023
    64 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  6. Create a specific offence of romance fraud and a register of romance fraudsters
    Opened on Monday 18th December 2023
    13 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  7. Stop the implementation of betting affordability/financial risk checks
    Opened on Wednesday 1st November 2023
    163 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  8. Pause Ofsted inspections and reform how school performance is evaluated
    Opened on Wednesday 6th December 2023
    112 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  9. Ban the sale of used power tools at car boot sales and markets
    Opened on Wednesday 3rd April 2024
    104 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  10. Fund a screening program for men to detect Prostate Cancer
    Opened on Wednesday 6th March 2024
    13 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  11. Allow students to be taken out of school for two weeks a year without penalty
    Opened on Friday 15th March 2024
    216 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  12. Don’t increase the income requirement for family visas to £38,700
    Opened on Wednesday 13th December 2023
    130 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  13. Enact legislation to make 'psychologist' a protected title
    Opened on Thursday 28th March 2024
    43 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  14. Do not allow original wills to be destroyed after 25 years
    Opened on Tuesday 9th January 2024
    45 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  15. Ban NDAs & confidentiality clauses for bullying, discrimination & harassment
    Opened on Friday 10th May 2024
    19 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  16. Increase investment in Speech and Language Therapy.
    Opened on Tuesday 5th March 2024
    40 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  17. Reduce Vehicle Tax for cars aged between 20 and 40 years old
    Opened on Monday 22nd January 2024
    39 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  18. Delay the ban on rehoming and owning XL Bully dogs for 18 months
    Opened on Thursday 9th November 2023
    86 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  19. Close the borders! Suspend ALL immigration for 5 years.
    Opened on Monday 18th December 2023
    63 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  20. Enact stricter final effluent standards to protect water from pollutants
    Opened on Tuesday 16th January 2024
    18 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

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