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Penrith and The Border

Penrith and The Border is a constituency in Cumbria, in the North West of England. The seat has been held by Dr Neil Hudson (Conservative) since December 2019.

Current MP

Name: Dr Neil Hudson

First elected: 2019-12-12

Party: Conservative

Dr Neil Hudson is the Conservative MP for Penrith and The Border, and has been an MP continuously since 12 December 2019.

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The people of Penrith and The Border have contributed a total of 15,497 signatures to 698 currently open petitions. That's below average.

Top petitions in Penrith and The Border

Open petitions with the most signatures
  1. End child food poverty – no child should be going hungry
    Opened on Wednesday 14th October 2020
    1,375 signatures so far in Penrith and The Border

  2. Reclose schools and colleges due to increase in COVID-19 cases
    Opened on Tuesday 22nd September 2020
    578 signatures so far in Penrith and The Border

  3. Reduce University student tuition fees from £9250 to £3000
    Opened on Monday 5th October 2020
    510 signatures so far in Penrith and The Border

  4. Prioritise teachers, school and childcare staff for Covid-19 vaccination
    Opened on Tuesday 20th October 2020
    464 signatures so far in Penrith and The Border

  5. Create a Minister for Hospitality in the UK Government
    Opened on Tuesday 6th October 2020
    375 signatures so far in Penrith and The Border

  6. Limit the Sale and Use of Fireworks to Organisers of Licensed Displays Only
    Opened on Tuesday 21st July 2020
    369 signatures so far in Penrith and The Border

  7. Prevent gyms closing due to a spike in Covid 19 cases
    Opened on Wednesday 12th August 2020
    344 signatures so far in Penrith and The Border

  8. Cancel GCSEs and A Levels in 2021
    Opened on Wednesday 19th August 2020
    320 signatures so far in Penrith and The Border

  9. Seek Europe-wide Visa-free work permit for Touring professionals and Artists
    Opened on Tuesday 22nd December 2020
    312 signatures so far in Penrith and The Border

  10. Require universities to partially refund tuition fees for 20/21 due to Covid-19
    Opened on Wednesday 29th July 2020
    292 signatures so far in Penrith and The Border

  11. Prevent any restrictions on those who refuse a Covid-19 vaccination
    Opened on Tuesday 4th August 2020
    266 signatures so far in Penrith and The Border

  12. Allow golf to be played with appropriate safety measures
    Opened on Friday 6th November 2020
    259 signatures so far in Penrith and The Border

  13. Cancel GCSE and A-levels in 2021 replace with Course Work and Teacher Assessment
    Opened on Tuesday 29th December 2020
    258 signatures so far in Penrith and The Border

  14. Increase Number of Guests Permitted at Weddings, according to Venue Capacity
    Opened on Tuesday 4th August 2020
    249 signatures so far in Penrith and The Border

  15. FIONA'S LAW - Women should be allowed a yearly Cervical screening
    Opened on Monday 7th September 2020
    244 signatures so far in Penrith and The Border

  16. Close schools in Tier 4 areas
    Opened on Monday 21st December 2020
    238 signatures so far in Penrith and The Border

  17. Stop work on HS2 immediately and hold a new vote to repeal the legislation
    Opened on Thursday 17th December 2020
    229 signatures so far in Penrith and The Border

  18. Make dog theft a specific criminal offence
    Opened on Friday 20th November 2020
    212 signatures so far in Penrith and The Border

  19. Change DfE school guidance to allow overnight educational visits.
    Opened on Monday 3rd August 2020
    196 signatures so far in Penrith and The Border

  20. Hold a public inquiry into Government contracts granted during Covid-19
    Opened on Thursday 3rd September 2020
    187 signatures so far in Penrith and The Border

Open petitions of local interest
  1. Financial support for Outdoor Residential Centres during closure
    Opened on Monday 19th October 2020
    162 signatures so far in Penrith and The Border

  2. Provide riding schools with meaningful financial support
    Opened on Thursday 26th November 2020
    31 signatures so far in Penrith and The Border

  3. Change DfE school guidance to allow overnight educational visits.
    Opened on Monday 3rd August 2020
    196 signatures so far in Penrith and The Border

  4. End child food poverty – no child should be going hungry
    Opened on Wednesday 14th October 2020
    1,375 signatures so far in Penrith and The Border

  5. Make strangulation a specific criminal offence
    Opened on Friday 27th November 2020
    18 signatures so far in Penrith and The Border

  6. Change outdated laws to prevent forest felling when baby animals are in nests
    Opened on Wednesday 5th August 2020
    134 signatures so far in Penrith and The Border

  7. Disallow Food that is Lower than the Minimum UK Production & Welfare Standards
    Opened on Thursday 13th August 2020
    42 signatures so far in Penrith and The Border

  8. Stop Whitehaven Coal Mine in Cumbria
    Opened on Friday 15th January 2021
    51 signatures so far in Penrith and The Border

  9. Reclose schools and colleges due to increase in COVID-19 cases
    Opened on Tuesday 22nd September 2020
    578 signatures so far in Penrith and The Border

  10. Create a Minister for Hospitality in the UK Government
    Opened on Tuesday 6th October 2020
    375 signatures so far in Penrith and The Border

  11. Make it mandatory for all dogs to be on leads on public rights of way.
    Opened on Tuesday 28th July 2020
    50 signatures so far in Penrith and The Border

  12. Save Community Sports Clubs and Leisure Facilities with a Sports Recovery Fund
    Opened on Thursday 29th October 2020
    167 signatures so far in Penrith and The Border

  13. Increase Number of Guests Permitted at Weddings, according to Venue Capacity
    Opened on Tuesday 4th August 2020
    249 signatures so far in Penrith and The Border

  14. Allow golf to be played with appropriate safety measures
    Opened on Friday 6th November 2020
    259 signatures so far in Penrith and The Border

  15. Cancel GCSEs and A Levels in 2021
    Opened on Wednesday 19th August 2020
    320 signatures so far in Penrith and The Border

  16. Limit the Sale and Use of Fireworks to Organisers of Licensed Displays Only
    Opened on Tuesday 21st July 2020
    369 signatures so far in Penrith and The Border

  17. Prioritise teachers, school and childcare staff for Covid-19 vaccination
    Opened on Tuesday 20th October 2020
    464 signatures so far in Penrith and The Border

  18. Reduce University student tuition fees from £9250 to £3000
    Opened on Monday 5th October 2020
    510 signatures so far in Penrith and The Border

  19. Ban the shooting of badgers immediately
    Opened on Thursday 24th September 2020
    185 signatures so far in Penrith and The Border

  20. Cancel GCSE and A-levels in 2021 replace with Course Work and Teacher Assessment
    Opened on Tuesday 29th December 2020
    258 signatures so far in Penrith and The Border

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