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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 7,439 signatures to 415 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
    506 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  2. Extend maternity leave by 3 months with pay in light of COVID-19
    Opened on Monday 20th April 2020
    444 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  3. Prevent gyms closing due to a spike in Covid 19 cases
    Opened on Wednesday 12th August 2020
    419 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  4. Award all Nursing Staff in the NHS a pay rise of 10% backdated to 1 April 2020
    Opened on Friday 29th May 2020
    296 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  5. Allow Salons and Tattoo parlors to open at same time as hairdressers
    Opened on Thursday 25th June 2020
    282 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  6. Give all key workers a 100% tax and Nat. Ins. holiday through COVID-19 crisis
    Opened on Wednesday 1st April 2020
    274 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  7. Allow gyms and leisure centres to reopen
    Opened on Wednesday 22nd April 2020
    219 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  8. Require universities to partially refund tuition fees for 20/21 due to Covid-19
    Opened on Wednesday 29th July 2020
    202 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

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

  10. Refund university students for 3rd Semester Tuition 2020
    Opened on Tuesday 7th April 2020
    151 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  11. Prevent any restrictions on those who refuse a Covid-19 vaccination
    Opened on Tuesday 4th August 2020
    131 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  12. Repeal the Coronavirus Act 2020
    Opened on Thursday 28th May 2020
    128 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  13. Ban the exploitative import of young puppies for sale in the UK.
    Opened on Saturday 27th June 2020
    121 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  14. Give government workers a fair pay rise
    Opened on Monday 20th July 2020
    118 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  15. Omit the NHS from any future trade deal with the US
    Opened on Monday 11th May 2020
    117 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  16. Offer more support to the arts (particularly Theatres and Music) amidst COVID-19
    Opened on Monday 15th June 2020
    117 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  17. Reform the Gender Recognition Act.
    Opened on Friday 24th July 2020
    108 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  18. Take action to stop illegal immigration and rapidly remove illegal immigrants
    Opened on Wednesday 8th July 2020
    105 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  19. Lower university tuition fees for students until online teaching ends
    Opened on Monday 5th October 2020
    101 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  20. Cancel GCSEs and A Levels in 2021
    Opened on Wednesday 19th August 2020
    97 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
    79 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

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

  3. Allow Salons and Tattoo parlors to open at same time as hairdressers
    Opened on Thursday 25th June 2020
    282 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  4. Extend maternity leave by 3 months with pay in light of COVID-19
    Opened on Monday 20th April 2020
    444 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  5. Hold Welsh referendum to return power to the UK government.
    Opened on Tuesday 7th July 2020
    46 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  6. Award all Nursing Staff in the NHS a pay rise of 10% backdated to 1 April 2020
    Opened on Friday 29th May 2020
    296 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  7. Give all key workers a 100% tax and Nat. Ins. holiday through COVID-19 crisis
    Opened on Wednesday 1st April 2020
    274 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  8. Allow gyms and leisure centres to reopen
    Opened on Wednesday 22nd April 2020
    219 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

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

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

  11. Give government workers a fair pay rise
    Opened on Monday 20th July 2020
    118 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  12. End COVID-19 social distancing
    Opened on Monday 1st June 2020
    38 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  13. Refund university students for 3rd Semester Tuition 2020
    Opened on Tuesday 7th April 2020
    151 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  14. Require universities to partially refund tuition fees for 20/21 due to Covid-19
    Opened on Wednesday 29th July 2020
    202 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  15. Repeal the Coronavirus Act 2020
    Opened on Thursday 28th May 2020
    128 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  16. Change DfE school guidance to allow overnight educational visits.
    Opened on Monday 3rd August 2020
    51 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  17. Increase rights to protect property such as racing pigeons from wild birds
    Opened on Monday 8th June 2020
    20 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  18. Enshrine the Military Covenant in UK Law
    Opened on Friday 31st July 2020
    93 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  19. Omit the NHS from any future trade deal with the US
    Opened on Monday 11th May 2020
    117 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

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

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