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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 10,287 signatures to 515 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
    721 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  2. Reduce University student tuition fees from £9250 to £3000
    Opened on Monday 5th October 2020
    491 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
    488 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

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

  5. Limit the Sale and Use of Fireworks to Organisers of Licensed Displays Only
    Opened on Tuesday 21st July 2020
    326 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

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

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

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

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

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

  11. 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

  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. 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

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

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

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

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

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

  19. Protect Retail Workers from Abuse, Threats and Violence.
    Opened on Friday 24th July 2020
    115 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  20. Prioritise Key Retail Workers, being offered the Covid Vaccine!
    Opened on Friday 8th January 2021
    114 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
    126 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
    123 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

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

  5. Ensure Student Nurses are paid whilst on placement
    Opened on Thursday 22nd October 2020
    236 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
    721 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
    488 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
    125 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

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

  10. Give government workers a fair pay rise
    Opened on Monday 20th July 2020
    193 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. Limit the Sale and Use of Fireworks to Organisers of Licensed Displays Only
    Opened on Tuesday 21st July 2020
    326 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

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

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

  15. 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

  16. Lower the age you are offered a cervical screening (smear test) from 25 to 16
    Opened on Tuesday 4th August 2020
    109 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

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

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

  19. Ban the importation of dogs with cropped ears.
    Opened on Thursday 6th August 2020
    85 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

  20. Prioritise vaccinations for people with a learning disability
    Opened on Tuesday 8th December 2020
    44 signatures so far in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

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