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Houghton and Sunderland South

Houghton and Sunderland South is a constituency in in the North East of England. The seat has been held by Bridget Phillipson (Labour) since May 2010.

Current MP

Name: Bridget Phillipson

First elected: 2010-05-06

Party: Labour

Bridget Phillipson is the Labour MP for Houghton and Sunderland South, and has been an MP continuously since 6 May 2010. She currently undertakes the role of Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury.

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The people of Houghton and Sunderland South have contributed a total of 13,897 signatures to 623 currently open petitions. That's a lot below average.

Top petitions in Houghton and Sunderland South

Open petitions with the most signatures
  1. End child food poverty – no child should be going hungry
    Opened on Wednesday 14th October 2020
    1,153 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

  2. Reduce University student tuition fees from £9250 to £3000
    Opened on Monday 5th October 2020
    584 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

  3. Reclose schools and colleges due to increase in COVID-19 cases
    Opened on Tuesday 22nd September 2020
    526 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

  4. Prioritise teachers, school and childcare staff for Covid-19 vaccination
    Opened on Tuesday 20th October 2020
    445 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

  5. Open gyms first as we come out of lockdown & fund a Work Out to Help Out scheme
    Opened on Wednesday 20th January 2021
    410 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

  6. Make dog theft a specific criminal offence
    Opened on Friday 20th November 2020
    375 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

  7. Make verified ID a requirement for opening a social media account.
    Opened on Friday 5th March 2021
    353 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

  8. Allow teacher predicted grades for BTEC students
    Opened on Monday 7th September 2020
    344 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

  9. Allow football fans to attend matches at all levels
    Opened on Tuesday 29th September 2020
    343 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

  10. Do not rollout Covid-19 vaccine passports
    Opened on Wednesday 20th January 2021
    341 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

  11. Create a public register of people banned from keeping animals in the UK
    Opened on Tuesday 2nd February 2021
    322 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

  12. Keep gyms open during Tier 4 lockdown
    Opened on Monday 21st December 2020
    313 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

  13. Keep schools closed until May
    Opened on Thursday 11th February 2021
    228 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

  14. Implement a two week school lockdown before 24 December to save Christmas
    Opened on Friday 2nd October 2020
    191 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

  15. Cancel GCSE and A-levels in 2021 replace with Course Work and Teacher Assessment
    Opened on Tuesday 29th December 2020
    190 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

  16. Close schools in Tier 4 areas
    Opened on Monday 21st December 2020
    183 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

  17. Seek Europe-wide Visa-free work permit for Touring professionals and Artists
    Opened on Tuesday 22nd December 2020
    181 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

  18. Create a Minister for Hospitality in the UK Government
    Opened on Tuesday 6th October 2020
    155 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

  19. Shut all nurseries and early years settings during lockdown
    Opened on Tuesday 5th January 2021
    146 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

  20. Tom’s Law - Give police the power to suspend driving licences
    Opened on Friday 25th September 2020
    141 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

Open petitions of local interest
  1. Create a public register of people banned from keeping animals in the UK
    Opened on Tuesday 2nd February 2021
    322 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

  2. Require microchip numbers in all dog sale adverts
    Opened on Thursday 15th April 2021
    16 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

  3. End child food poverty – no child should be going hungry
    Opened on Wednesday 14th October 2020
    1,153 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

  4. Allow teacher predicted grades for BTEC students
    Opened on Monday 7th September 2020
    344 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

  5. Open gyms first as we come out of lockdown & fund a Work Out to Help Out scheme
    Opened on Wednesday 20th January 2021
    410 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

  6. Make verified ID a requirement for opening a social media account.
    Opened on Friday 5th March 2021
    353 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

  7. Fight of Our Lives: Reform mental health support for veterans
    Opened on Thursday 21st January 2021
    45 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

  8. Reclose schools and colleges due to increase in COVID-19 cases
    Opened on Tuesday 22nd September 2020
    526 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

  9. Allow football fans to attend matches at all levels
    Opened on Tuesday 29th September 2020
    343 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

  10. Reduce University student tuition fees from £9250 to £3000
    Opened on Monday 5th October 2020
    584 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

  11. Allow fitness classes to resume in areas with tier 3 restrictions
    Opened on Monday 30th November 2020
    115 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

  12. Keep gyms open during Tier 4 lockdown
    Opened on Monday 21st December 2020
    313 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

  13. Require a licence for the sale of pet animals in any circumstance
    Opened on Monday 7th September 2020
    23 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

  14. Make dog theft a specific criminal offence
    Opened on Friday 20th November 2020
    375 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

  15. Remove the ‘household’ restrictions for indoor Tennis for areas in Tier 2
    Opened on Tuesday 27th October 2020
    20 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

  16. Prioritise teachers, school and childcare staff for Covid-19 vaccination
    Opened on Tuesday 20th October 2020
    445 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

  17. Make it illegal to chain or tether a dog
    Opened on Tuesday 27th October 2020
    27 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

  18. Exempt amateur boxing from Covid-19 restrictions
    Opened on Monday 19th October 2020
    64 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

  19. Keep schools closed until May
    Opened on Thursday 11th February 2021
    228 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

  20. Allow driving instructors to pass learners unable to book a test
    Opened on Wednesday 9th September 2020
    138 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

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