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Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney is a constituency in Caerphilly, Wales. The seat has been held by Gerald Jones (Labour) since May 2015.

Current MP

Name: Gerald Jones

First elected: 2015-05-07

Party: Labour

Gerald Jones is the Labour MP for Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney, and has been an MP continuously since 7 May 2015. He currently undertakes the role of Shadow Minister (Wales).

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The people of Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney have contributed a total of 8,569 signatures to 506 currently open petitions. That's a lot below average.

Top petitions in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

Open petitions with the most signatures
  1. End child food poverty – no child should be going hungry
    Opened on Wednesday 14th October 2020
    722 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  2. Reduce University student tuition fees from £9250 to £3000
    Opened on Monday 5th October 2020
    497 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  3. Prioritise teachers, school and childcare staff for Covid-19 vaccination
    Opened on Tuesday 20th October 2020
    494 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  4. Keep gyms open during Tier 4 lockdown
    Opened on Monday 21st December 2020
    242 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  5. Ensure Student Nurses are paid whilst on placement
    Opened on Thursday 22nd October 2020
    238 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  6. Do not rollout Covid-19 vaccine passports
    Opened on Wednesday 20th January 2021
    230 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  7. Make verified ID a requirement for opening a social media account.
    Opened on Friday 5th March 2021
    222 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  8. Make dog theft a specific criminal offence
    Opened on Friday 20th November 2020
    213 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  9. Stop the rising number of ear-cropped dogs in the UK
    Opened on Wednesday 24th February 2021
    197 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  10. Implement a two week school lockdown before 24 December to save Christmas
    Opened on Friday 2nd October 2020
    177 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  11. Fund NHS scheme for women with Endometriosis to freeze their eggs
    Opened on Monday 22nd March 2021
    164 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  12. Allow football fans to attend matches at all levels
    Opened on Tuesday 29th September 2020
    158 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  13. Do not restrict our rights to peaceful protest.
    Opened on Tuesday 16th March 2021
    149 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  14. Allow driving tests and lessons to continue in Tier 4
    Opened on Monday 21st December 2020
    142 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  15. Seek Europe-wide Visa-free work permit for Touring professionals and Artists
    Opened on Tuesday 22nd December 2020
    138 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  16. Let there be a referendum for Welsh independence
    Opened on Monday 5th October 2020
    128 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  17. Request a Monarch's pardon for Dic Penderyn.
    Opened on Thursday 3rd September 2020
    127 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  18. Ensure student nurses and midwives are paid for working during Covid-19
    Opened on Wednesday 11th November 2020
    126 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  19. Prioritise Key Retail Workers, being offered the Covid Vaccine!
    Opened on Friday 8th January 2021
    116 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  20. Mandatory printing of car registration numbers on all Drive Thru packaging.
    Opened on Tuesday 30th March 2021
    110 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

Open petitions of local interest
  1. Request a Monarch's pardon for Dic Penderyn.
    Opened on Thursday 3rd September 2020
    127 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  2. Allow driving tests and lessons to continue in Tier 4
    Opened on Monday 21st December 2020
    142 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  3. Let there be a referendum for Welsh independence
    Opened on Monday 5th October 2020
    128 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  4. Ensure Student Nurses are paid whilst on placement
    Opened on Thursday 22nd October 2020
    238 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  5. Fund NHS scheme for women with Endometriosis to freeze their eggs
    Opened on Monday 22nd March 2021
    164 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  6. End child food poverty – no child should be going hungry
    Opened on Wednesday 14th October 2020
    722 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  7. Prioritise teachers, school and childcare staff for Covid-19 vaccination
    Opened on Tuesday 20th October 2020
    494 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  8. Ensure student nurses and midwives are paid for working during Covid-19
    Opened on Wednesday 11th November 2020
    126 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  9. Reduce University student tuition fees from £9250 to £3000
    Opened on Monday 5th October 2020
    497 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  10. Stop the rising number of ear-cropped dogs in the UK
    Opened on Wednesday 24th February 2021
    197 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  11. Devolve broadcasting and regulation of the media to the Welsh Government
    Opened on Tuesday 8th December 2020
    17 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  12. Mark Allen's Law - we want throwline stations around all bodies of open water
    Opened on Monday 29th March 2021
    20 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  13. Keep gyms open during Tier 4 lockdown
    Opened on Monday 21st December 2020
    242 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  14. Make verified ID a requirement for opening a social media account.
    Opened on Friday 5th March 2021
    222 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  15. Make it a requirement to report hitting a cat whilst driving
    Opened on Thursday 7th January 2021
    52 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  16. Prioritise Key Retail Workers, being offered the Covid Vaccine!
    Opened on Friday 8th January 2021
    116 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  17. Implement a two week school lockdown before 24 December to save Christmas
    Opened on Friday 2nd October 2020
    177 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  18. Make it illegal to flee after hitting a cat.
    Opened on Thursday 10th September 2020
    23 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  19. Mandatory printing of car registration numbers on all Drive Thru packaging.
    Opened on Tuesday 30th March 2021
    110 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  20. Do not rollout Covid-19 vaccine passports
    Opened on Wednesday 20th January 2021
    230 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

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