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Midlothian

Midlothian is a constituency in Scotland. The seat has been held by Owen Thompson (Scottish National Party) since December 2019.

Current MP

Name: Owen Thompson

First elected: 2019-12-12

Party: Scottish National Party

Owen Thompson is the Scottish National Party MP for Midlothian, and has been an MP continuously since 12 December 2019. He currently undertakes the role of SNP Chief Whip.

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The people of Midlothian have contributed a total of 5,342 signatures to 270 currently open petitions. That's round about average.

Top petitions in Midlothian

Open petitions with the most signatures
  1. Call an immediate general election to end the chaos of the current government
    Opened on Thursday 14th July 2022
    1,435 signatures so far in Midlothian

  2. Find the time to take the Kept Animals Bill through Parliament and make it law
    Opened on Thursday 7th July 2022
    714 signatures so far in Midlothian

  3. Increase State pensions to £380 a week, and lower retirement age to 60
    Opened on Monday 6th June 2022
    237 signatures so far in Midlothian

  4. Include abortion rights in the Bill of Rights
    Opened on Tuesday 5th July 2022
    232 signatures so far in Midlothian

  5. Make suicide prevention a compulsory part of the school curriculum.
    Opened on Friday 23rd September 2022
    227 signatures so far in Midlothian

  6. Do not sign any WHO Pandemic Treaty unless it is approved via public referendum
    Opened on Tuesday 3rd May 2022
    192 signatures so far in Midlothian

  7. Repeal the current Dangerous Dogs Act and replace with new framework
    Opened on Wednesday 12th October 2022
    171 signatures so far in Midlothian

  8. Fund 30 hours free childcare from age 1 for families where both parents work
    Opened on Thursday 13th October 2022
    151 signatures so far in Midlothian

  9. Increase statutory maternity pay in line with cost of living crisis
    Opened on Friday 27th May 2022
    120 signatures so far in Midlothian

  10. Ban sale of fireworks to the public and limit sales to licensed displays only
    Opened on Monday 23rd May 2022
    96 signatures so far in Midlothian

  11. We call upon the Government to hold a Public Inquiry into the impact of Brexit
    Opened on Friday 18th November 2022
    96 signatures so far in Midlothian

  12. Update the Equality Act to make clear the characteristic “sex” is biological sex
    Opened on Thursday 20th October 2022
    85 signatures so far in Midlothian

  13. Do not reduce staff-child ratios in early years childcare
    Opened on Friday 29th April 2022
    85 signatures so far in Midlothian

  14. Limit the shooting season of Woodcock
    Opened on Monday 11th July 2022
    73 signatures so far in Midlothian

  15. Increase funding for treatment of pulmonary fibrosis & interstitial lung disease
    Opened on Wednesday 31st August 2022
    63 signatures so far in Midlothian

  16. Make people on disability benefits eligible for the £650 one off payment.
    Opened on Monday 6th June 2022
    46 signatures so far in Midlothian

  17. Introduce paid miscarriage leave for parents who experience pregnancy loss.
    Opened on Thursday 8th September 2022
    42 signatures so far in Midlothian

  18. Increase Carer's Allowance to equal 35hrs at National Minimum Wage
    Opened on Wednesday 8th June 2022
    38 signatures so far in Midlothian

  19. Make swift bricks compulsory in new housing to help red-listed birds
    Opened on Monday 31st October 2022
    37 signatures so far in Midlothian

  20. Grant a Section 30 Order to enable a Scottish Independence Referendum
    Opened on Tuesday 29th November 2022
    36 signatures so far in Midlothian

Open petitions of local interest
  1. Find the time to take the Kept Animals Bill through Parliament and make it law
    Opened on Thursday 7th July 2022
    714 signatures so far in Midlothian

  2. Call an immediate general election to end the chaos of the current government
    Opened on Thursday 14th July 2022
    1,435 signatures so far in Midlothian

  3. Make it a legal requirement for drivers to stop& report accidents involving cats
    Opened on Tuesday 30th August 2022
    18 signatures so far in Midlothian

  4. Grant a Section 30 Order to enable a Scottish Independence Referendum
    Opened on Tuesday 29th November 2022
    36 signatures so far in Midlothian

  5. Tighter restrictions on companies marketing vape kits at children & young people
    Opened on Monday 4th July 2022
    21 signatures so far in Midlothian

  6. Increase State pensions to £380 a week, and lower retirement age to 60
    Opened on Monday 6th June 2022
    237 signatures so far in Midlothian

  7. Increase funding for treatment of pulmonary fibrosis & interstitial lung disease
    Opened on Wednesday 31st August 2022
    63 signatures so far in Midlothian

  8. Repeal the current Dangerous Dogs Act and replace with new framework
    Opened on Wednesday 12th October 2022
    171 signatures so far in Midlothian

  9. Introduce paid miscarriage leave for parents who experience pregnancy loss.
    Opened on Thursday 8th September 2022
    42 signatures so far in Midlothian

  10. Increase statutory maternity pay in line with cost of living crisis
    Opened on Friday 27th May 2022
    120 signatures so far in Midlothian

  11. Make suicide prevention a compulsory part of the school curriculum.
    Opened on Friday 23rd September 2022
    227 signatures so far in Midlothian

  12. Include abortion rights in the Bill of Rights
    Opened on Tuesday 5th July 2022
    232 signatures so far in Midlothian

  13. Do not sign any WHO Pandemic Treaty unless it is approved via public referendum
    Opened on Tuesday 3rd May 2022
    192 signatures so far in Midlothian

  14. Ban sale of fireworks to the public and limit sales to licensed displays only
    Opened on Monday 23rd May 2022
    96 signatures so far in Midlothian

  15. Update the Equality Act to make clear the characteristic “sex” is biological sex
    Opened on Thursday 20th October 2022
    85 signatures so far in Midlothian

  16. Fund improved training on and care provision for ME/CFS as recommended
    Opened on Monday 1st August 2022
    22 signatures so far in Midlothian

  17. Fund 30 hours free childcare from age 1 for families where both parents work
    Opened on Thursday 13th October 2022
    151 signatures so far in Midlothian

  18. We call upon the Government to hold a Public Inquiry into the impact of Brexit
    Opened on Friday 18th November 2022
    96 signatures so far in Midlothian

  19. Make people on disability benefits eligible for the £650 one off payment.
    Opened on Monday 6th June 2022
    46 signatures so far in Midlothian

  20. Limit the shooting season of Woodcock
    Opened on Monday 11th July 2022
    73 signatures so far in Midlothian

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