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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 10,499 signatures to 487 currently open petitions. That's below average.

Top petitions in Houghton and Sunderland South

Open petitions with the most signatures
  1. Prevent gyms closing due to a spike in Covid 19 cases
    Opened on Wednesday 12th August 2020
    673 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

  2. Give all key workers a 100% tax and Nat. Ins. holiday through COVID-19 crisis
    Opened on Wednesday 1st April 2020
    376 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

  3. Extend maternity leave by 3 months with pay in light of COVID-19
    Opened on Monday 20th April 2020
    349 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

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

  5. Cancel GCSEs and A Levels in 2021
    Opened on Wednesday 19th August 2020
    323 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

  6. Reimburse all students of this year’s fees due to strikes and COVID-19
    Opened on Monday 23rd March 2020
    309 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

  7. Reduce curriculum content for year 10 & 12 students who will sit exams in 2021.
    Opened on Monday 1st June 2020
    295 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

  8. Require universities to partially refund tuition fees for 20/21 due to Covid-19
    Opened on Wednesday 29th July 2020
    294 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

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

  10. Give government workers a fair pay rise
    Opened on Monday 20th July 2020
    277 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

  11. Allow gyms and leisure centres to reopen
    Opened on Wednesday 22nd April 2020
    277 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

  12. Take action to stop illegal immigration and rapidly remove illegal immigrants
    Opened on Wednesday 8th July 2020
    247 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

  13. Award all Nursing Staff in the NHS a pay rise of 10% backdated to 1 April 2020
    Opened on Friday 29th May 2020
    207 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

  14. Increase Number of Guests Permitted at Weddings, according to Venue Capacity
    Opened on Tuesday 4th August 2020
    202 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

  15. Review the decision to use previous data to calculate exam grades
    Opened on Friday 27th March 2020
    187 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

  16. Enshrine the Military Covenant in UK Law
    Opened on Friday 31st July 2020
    157 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

  17. Ban the exploitative import of young puppies for sale in the UK.
    Opened on Saturday 27th June 2020
    153 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

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

  19. Refund university students for 3rd Semester Tuition 2020
    Opened on Tuesday 7th April 2020
    143 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

  20. Offer more support to the arts (particularly Theatres and Music) amidst COVID-19
    Opened on Monday 15th June 2020
    140 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

Open petitions of local interest
  1. Give government workers a fair pay rise
    Opened on Monday 20th July 2020
    277 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

  2. Prevent gyms closing due to a spike in Covid 19 cases
    Opened on Wednesday 12th August 2020
    673 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

  3. Give all key workers a 100% tax and Nat. Ins. holiday through COVID-19 crisis
    Opened on Wednesday 1st April 2020
    376 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

  4. End lockdown to prevent further economic damage to the UK’s economy.
    Opened on Friday 15th May 2020
    125 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

  5. Cancel GCSEs and A Levels in 2021
    Opened on Wednesday 19th August 2020
    323 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

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

  7. Reduce curriculum content for year 10 & 12 students who will sit exams in 2021.
    Opened on Monday 1st June 2020
    295 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

  8. Allow gyms and leisure centres to reopen
    Opened on Wednesday 22nd April 2020
    277 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

  9. Extend the Help to Buy. Protect deposits for those over the new house cap.
    Opened on Tuesday 21st July 2020
    21 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

  10. Those having to work during covid-19 should not be subject to tax increases
    Opened on Monday 1st June 2020
    16 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

  11. Extend maternity leave by 3 months with pay in light of COVID-19
    Opened on Monday 20th April 2020
    349 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

  12. Take action to stop illegal immigration and rapidly remove illegal immigrants
    Opened on Wednesday 8th July 2020
    247 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

  13. Extra Financial Support For Closed Soft Play Centres
    Opened on Friday 24th July 2020
    82 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

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

  15. Increase Number of Guests Permitted at Weddings, according to Venue Capacity
    Opened on Tuesday 4th August 2020
    202 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

  16. Enshrine the Military Covenant in UK Law
    Opened on Friday 31st July 2020
    157 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

  17. Award all Nursing Staff in the NHS a pay rise of 10% backdated to 1 April 2020
    Opened on Friday 29th May 2020
    207 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

  18. Increase the state pension
    Opened on Monday 23rd March 2020
    13 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

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

  20. Reimburse all students of this year’s fees due to strikes and COVID-19
    Opened on Monday 23rd March 2020
    309 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

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