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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 21,078 signatures to 686 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
    2,563 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  2. Prevent gyms closing due to a spike in Covid 19 cases
    Opened on Wednesday 12th August 2020
    1,143 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  3. Exempt golf courses from the list of venues required to close due to Covid-19
    Opened on Friday 1st May 2020
    958 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  4. Teach Britain's colonial past as part of the UK's compulsory curriculum
    Opened on Wednesday 10th June 2020
    702 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  5. Broker a ceasefire for all sides in Yemen to carry out humanitarian aid
    Opened on Thursday 16th July 2020
    504 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  6. Allow Zoos and Wildlife attractions to reopen with social distancing in place
    Opened on Tuesday 9th June 2020
    503 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

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

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

  9. Limit the Sale and Use of Fireworks to Organisers of Licensed Displays Only
    Opened on Tuesday 21st July 2020
    379 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  10. Require universities to partially refund tuition fees for 20/21 due to Covid-19
    Opened on Wednesday 29th July 2020
    376 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  11. Reduce curriculum content for year 10 & 12 students who will sit exams in 2021.
    Opened on Monday 1st June 2020
    373 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  12. Cancel GCSEs and A Levels in 2021
    Opened on Wednesday 19th August 2020
    360 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

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

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

  15. Scrap removal of free transport for under-18s from TfL bailout
    Opened on Tuesday 21st July 2020
    313 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  16. Prevent any restrictions on those who refuse a Covid-19 vaccination
    Opened on Tuesday 4th August 2020
    304 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  17. Lower university tuition fees for students until online teaching ends
    Opened on Monday 5th October 2020
    281 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  18. Reform the Gender Recognition Act.
    Opened on Friday 24th July 2020
    277 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  19. Ban the exploitative import of young puppies for sale in the UK.
    Opened on Saturday 27th June 2020
    268 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  20. Let Us Dance - Support nightclubs, dance music events and festivals
    Opened on Thursday 30th July 2020
    254 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. End child food poverty – no child should be going hungry
    Opened on Wednesday 14th October 2020
    2,563 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  3. Exempt golf courses from the list of venues required to close due to Covid-19
    Opened on Friday 1st May 2020
    958 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  4. Prevent gyms closing due to a spike in Covid 19 cases
    Opened on Wednesday 12th August 2020
    1,143 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  5. Allow Zoos and Wildlife attractions to reopen with social distancing in place
    Opened on Tuesday 9th June 2020
    503 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  6. Teach Britain's colonial past as part of the UK's compulsory curriculum
    Opened on Wednesday 10th June 2020
    702 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  7. Broker a ceasefire for all sides in Yemen to carry out humanitarian aid
    Opened on Thursday 16th July 2020
    504 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

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

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

  10. Review and reduce the decibel limit on fireworks sold to the public
    Opened on Friday 2nd October 2020
    76 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  11. Reduce curriculum content for year 10 & 12 students who will sit exams in 2021.
    Opened on Monday 1st June 2020
    373 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  12. Ban ‘permitted discharge’ of foul water into rivers
    Opened on Friday 11th September 2020
    54 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  13. Mandate rating of accessibility for commercial establishments.
    Opened on Thursday 3rd September 2020
    14 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  14. Cancel GCSEs and A Levels in 2021
    Opened on Wednesday 19th August 2020
    360 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  15. Make black history a compulsory part of the national curriculum for all ages
    Opened on Thursday 18th June 2020
    53 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  16. Add education on diversity and racism to all school curriculums
    Opened on Wednesday 10th June 2020
    243 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

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

  18. Save Community Sports Clubs and Leisure Facilities with a Sports Recovery Fund
    Opened on Thursday 29th October 2020
    170 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  19. Require universities to partially refund tuition fees for 20/21 due to Covid-19
    Opened on Wednesday 29th July 2020
    376 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

  20. Scrap removal of free transport for under-18s from TfL bailout
    Opened on Tuesday 21st July 2020
    313 signatures so far in Hitchin and Harpenden

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