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North West Durham

North West Durham is a constituency in County Durham, in the North East of England. The seat has been held by Mr Richard Holden (Conservative) since December 2019.

Current MP

Name: Mr Richard Holden

First elected: 2019-12-12

Party: Conservative

Mr Richard Holden is the Conservative MP for North West Durham, and has been an MP continuously since 12 December 2019.

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The people of North West Durham have contributed a total of 16,628 signatures to 729 currently open petitions. That's below average.

Top petitions in North West Durham

Open petitions with the most signatures
  1. End child food poverty – no child should be going hungry
    Opened on Wednesday 14th October 2020
    1,434 signatures so far in North West Durham

  2. Prioritise teachers, school and childcare staff for Covid-19 vaccination
    Opened on Tuesday 20th October 2020
    608 signatures so far in North West Durham

  3. Reclose schools and colleges due to increase in COVID-19 cases
    Opened on Tuesday 22nd September 2020
    583 signatures so far in North West Durham

  4. Reduce University student tuition fees from £9250 to £3000
    Opened on Monday 5th October 2020
    580 signatures so far in North West Durham

  5. Make dog theft a specific criminal offence
    Opened on Friday 20th November 2020
    526 signatures so far in North West Durham

  6. Keep gyms open during Tier 4 lockdown
    Opened on Monday 21st December 2020
    445 signatures so far in North West Durham

  7. Cancel GCSE and A-levels in 2021 replace with Course Work and Teacher Assessment
    Opened on Tuesday 29th December 2020
    397 signatures so far in North West Durham

  8. Do not rollout Covid-19 vaccine passports
    Opened on Wednesday 20th January 2021
    349 signatures so far in North West Durham

  9. Do not restrict our rights to peaceful protest.
    Opened on Tuesday 16th March 2021
    294 signatures so far in North West Durham

  10. Make verified ID a requirement for opening a social media account.
    Opened on Friday 5th March 2021
    272 signatures so far in North West Durham

  11. Close schools in Tier 4 areas
    Opened on Monday 21st December 2020
    261 signatures so far in North West Durham

  12. Seek Europe-wide Visa-free work permit for Touring professionals and Artists
    Opened on Tuesday 22nd December 2020
    256 signatures so far in North West Durham

  13. Tom’s Law - Give police the power to suspend driving licences
    Opened on Friday 25th September 2020
    242 signatures so far in North West Durham

  14. Implement a two week school lockdown before 24 December to save Christmas
    Opened on Friday 2nd October 2020
    238 signatures so far in North West Durham

  15. Create a Minister for Hospitality in the UK Government
    Opened on Tuesday 6th October 2020
    233 signatures so far in North West Durham

  16. Stop Forestry England granting licenses for Fox & Hare hunts
    Opened on Tuesday 6th October 2020
    228 signatures so far in North West Durham

  17. Allow football fans to attend matches at all levels
    Opened on Tuesday 29th September 2020
    214 signatures so far in North West Durham

  18. Keep schools closed until May
    Opened on Thursday 11th February 2021
    213 signatures so far in North West Durham

  19. Hold a public inquiry into Government contracts granted during Covid-19
    Opened on Thursday 3rd September 2020
    203 signatures so far in North West Durham

  20. Require local authorities to have free helplines for the homeless and vulnerable
    Opened on Thursday 3rd December 2020
    201 signatures so far in North West Durham

Open petitions of local interest
  1. Free prescriptions for people with mental health issues
    Opened on Thursday 15th April 2021
    114 signatures so far in North West Durham

  2. Require local authorities to have free helplines for the homeless and vulnerable
    Opened on Thursday 3rd December 2020
    201 signatures so far in North West Durham

  3. End child food poverty – no child should be going hungry
    Opened on Wednesday 14th October 2020
    1,434 signatures so far in North West Durham

  4. Keep all indoor fitness facilities open in all tiers, including tier 4
    Opened on Wednesday 30th December 2020
    17 signatures so far in North West Durham

  5. Fund research into Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
    Opened on Tuesday 22nd September 2020
    64 signatures so far in North West Durham

  6. Keep gyms open during Tier 4 lockdown
    Opened on Monday 21st December 2020
    445 signatures so far in North West Durham

  7. Cancel GCSE and A-levels in 2021 replace with Course Work and Teacher Assessment
    Opened on Tuesday 29th December 2020
    397 signatures so far in North West Durham

  8. Allow Christmas celebrations on either the 24th, 25th or 26th December
    Opened on Monday 21st December 2020
    21 signatures so far in North West Durham

  9. Make dog theft a specific criminal offence
    Opened on Friday 20th November 2020
    526 signatures so far in North West Durham

  10. Do not require salons to close due to Covid-19
    Opened on Wednesday 28th October 2020
    159 signatures so far in North West Durham

  11. Allow lecturers to pass apprentices where end point assessment has been delayed
    Opened on Thursday 14th January 2021
    19 signatures so far in North West Durham

  12. Reclose schools and colleges due to increase in COVID-19 cases
    Opened on Tuesday 22nd September 2020
    583 signatures so far in North West Durham

  13. Prioritise special school staff in Covid 19 vaccinations.
    Opened on Thursday 7th January 2021
    152 signatures so far in North West Durham

  14. Create a public register of people banned from keeping animals in the UK
    Opened on Tuesday 2nd February 2021
    146 signatures so far in North West Durham

  15. Prioritise teachers, school and childcare staff for Covid-19 vaccination
    Opened on Tuesday 20th October 2020
    608 signatures so far in North West Durham

  16. Delay ban on coal and increase funding for transition for those reliant on coal
    Opened on Tuesday 9th February 2021
    47 signatures so far in North West Durham

  17. Tom’s Law - Give police the power to suspend driving licences
    Opened on Friday 25th September 2020
    242 signatures so far in North West Durham

  18. Reduce University student tuition fees from £9250 to £3000
    Opened on Monday 5th October 2020
    580 signatures so far in North West Durham

  19. Ban Trail Hunting
    Opened on Monday 19th October 2020
    107 signatures so far in North West Durham

  20. Stop Forestry England granting licenses for Fox & Hare hunts
    Opened on Tuesday 6th October 2020
    228 signatures so far in North West Durham

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