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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 16,027 signatures to 595 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
    1,331 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

  2. End child food poverty – no child should be going hungry
    Opened on Wednesday 14th October 2020
    1,151 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

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

  4. Limit the Sale and Use of Fireworks to Organisers of Licensed Displays Only
    Opened on Tuesday 21st July 2020
    558 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  13. Prevent any restrictions on those who refuse a Covid-19 vaccination
    Opened on Tuesday 4th August 2020
    274 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

  14. Lower the age you are offered a cervical screening (smear test) from 25 to 16
    Opened on Tuesday 4th August 2020
    265 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

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

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

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

  18. 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

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

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

Open petitions of local interest
  1. Prevent gyms closing due to a spike in Covid 19 cases
    Opened on Wednesday 12th August 2020
    1,331 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

  2. Give government workers a fair pay rise
    Opened on Monday 20th July 2020
    469 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
    1,151 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

  4. Lower the age you are offered a cervical screening (smear test) from 25 to 16
    Opened on Tuesday 4th August 2020
    265 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

  5. Limit the Sale and Use of Fireworks to Organisers of Licensed Displays Only
    Opened on Tuesday 21st July 2020
    558 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

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

  7. Cancel GCSEs and A Levels in 2021
    Opened on Wednesday 19th August 2020
    403 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
    522 signatures so far in Houghton and Sunderland South

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

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

  11. 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

  12. 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

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

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

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

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

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

  18. 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

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

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

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