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Leicester South

Leicester South is a constituency in Leicestershire, in the East Midlands of England. The seat has been held by Jonathan Ashworth (Labour) since May 2011.

Current MP

Name: Jonathan Ashworth

First elected: 2011-05-05

Party: Labour (Co-op)

Jonathan Ashworth is the Labour (Co-op) MP for Leicester South, and has been an MP continuously since 5 May 2011. He currently undertakes the role of Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care.

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The people of Leicester South have contributed a total of 18,653 signatures to 594 currently open petitions. That's well above average.

Top petitions in Leicester South

Open petitions with the most signatures
  1. End child food poverty – no child should be going hungry
    Opened on Wednesday 14th October 2020
    1,301 signatures so far in Leicester South

  2. Lower university tuition fees for students until online teaching ends
    Opened on Monday 5th October 2020
    1,049 signatures so far in Leicester South

  3. Broker a ceasefire for all sides in Yemen to carry out humanitarian aid
    Opened on Thursday 16th July 2020
    955 signatures so far in Leicester South

  4. Require universities to partially refund tuition fees for 20/21 due to Covid-19
    Opened on Wednesday 29th July 2020
    710 signatures so far in Leicester South

  5. Implement sanctions against the Nigerian Government and officials
    Opened on Tuesday 20th October 2020
    638 signatures so far in Leicester South

  6. Teach Britain's colonial past as part of the UK's compulsory curriculum
    Opened on Wednesday 10th June 2020
    599 signatures so far in Leicester South

  7. Prevent gyms closing due to a spike in Covid 19 cases
    Opened on Wednesday 12th August 2020
    587 signatures so far in Leicester South

  8. Require councils to suspend council tax payments during the coronavirus outbreak
    Opened on Thursday 26th March 2020
    423 signatures so far in Leicester South

  9. Refund university students for 3rd Semester Tuition 2020
    Opened on Tuesday 7th April 2020
    423 signatures so far in Leicester South

  10. Give non-British citizens who are NHS workers automatic citizenship
    Opened on Tuesday 7th April 2020
    391 signatures so far in Leicester South

  11. Permission to enter places of Worship in England U.K.
    Opened on Wednesday 27th May 2020
    364 signatures so far in Leicester South

  12. Reduce curriculum content for year 10 & 12 students who will sit exams in 2021.
    Opened on Monday 1st June 2020
    359 signatures so far in Leicester South

  13. Review the decision to use previous data to calculate exam grades
    Opened on Friday 27th March 2020
    324 signatures so far in Leicester South

  14. Prevent any restrictions on those who refuse a Covid-19 vaccination
    Opened on Tuesday 4th August 2020
    279 signatures so far in Leicester South

  15. Extend maternity leave by 3 months with pay in light of COVID-19
    Opened on Monday 20th April 2020
    277 signatures so far in Leicester South

  16. Cancel GCSEs and A Levels in 2021
    Opened on Wednesday 19th August 2020
    267 signatures so far in Leicester South

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

  18. Omit the NHS from any future trade deal with the US
    Opened on Monday 11th May 2020
    250 signatures so far in Leicester South

  19. Increase Number of Guests Permitted at Weddings, according to Venue Capacity
    Opened on Tuesday 4th August 2020
    223 signatures so far in Leicester South

  20. Reform the Gender Recognition Act.
    Opened on Friday 24th July 2020
    211 signatures so far in Leicester South

Open petitions of local interest
  1. Permission to enter places of Worship in England U.K.
    Opened on Wednesday 27th May 2020
    364 signatures so far in Leicester South

  2. Lower university tuition fees for students until online teaching ends
    Opened on Monday 5th October 2020
    1,049 signatures so far in Leicester South

  3. Extend any easing of Covid-19 restrictions for Christmas to all religious events
    Opened on Thursday 15th October 2020
    15 signatures so far in Leicester South

  4. Extend the Covid 19 trading curfew to 12am
    Opened on Thursday 8th October 2020
    32 signatures so far in Leicester South

  5. Broker a ceasefire for all sides in Yemen to carry out humanitarian aid
    Opened on Thursday 16th July 2020
    955 signatures so far in Leicester South

  6. Negotiate the release and return of British Muslims detained in India
    Opened on Thursday 6th August 2020
    101 signatures so far in Leicester South

  7. Raise the age of consent in the UK to 18 years old.
    Opened on Thursday 23rd July 2020
    20 signatures so far in Leicester South

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

  9. End child food poverty – no child should be going hungry
    Opened on Wednesday 14th October 2020
    1,301 signatures so far in Leicester South

  10. Give non-British citizens who are NHS workers automatic citizenship
    Opened on Tuesday 7th April 2020
    391 signatures so far in Leicester South

  11. Extended Visas indefinitely for International Students.
    Opened on Monday 6th April 2020
    177 signatures so far in Leicester South

  12. Implement sanctions against the Nigerian Government and officials
    Opened on Tuesday 20th October 2020
    638 signatures so far in Leicester South

  13. Refund university rent and tuition fees due to coronavirus
    Opened on Friday 27th March 2020
    172 signatures so far in Leicester South

  14. Require councils to suspend council tax payments during the coronavirus outbreak
    Opened on Thursday 26th March 2020
    423 signatures so far in Leicester South

  15. Refund university students for 3rd Semester Tuition 2020
    Opened on Tuesday 7th April 2020
    423 signatures so far in Leicester South

  16. Extend proposed Graduate visa route to 2019-20 batch of students due to COVID19
    Opened on Friday 15th May 2020
    147 signatures so far in Leicester South

  17. Refund Immigration Health Surcharge for NHS and Social Care Workers in the UK
    Opened on Thursday 3rd September 2020
    24 signatures so far in Leicester South

  18. Teach Britain's colonial past as part of the UK's compulsory curriculum
    Opened on Wednesday 10th June 2020
    599 signatures so far in Leicester South

  19. Extend Tier-4 visas and waive third-term tuition fee for international students
    Opened on Monday 11th May 2020
    103 signatures so far in Leicester South

  20. Indefinite Leave to Remain for NHS Staff
    Opened on Wednesday 15th April 2020
    82 signatures so far in Leicester South

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