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Rochford and Southend East

Rochford and Southend East is a constituency in Essex, in the East of England. The seat has been held by James Duddridge (Conservative) since May 2010.

Current MP

Name: James Duddridge

First elected: 2005-05-05

Party: Conservative

James Duddridge is the Conservative MP for Rochford and Southend East, and has been an MP continuously since 5 May 2005. He currently holds the Government post of Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office).

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The people of Rochford and Southend East have contributed a total of 21,709 signatures to 775 currently open petitions. That's above average.

Top petitions in Rochford and Southend East

Open petitions with the most signatures
  1. End child food poverty – no child should be going hungry
    Opened on Wednesday 14th October 2020
    1,440 signatures so far in Rochford and Southend East

  2. Close schools in Tier 4 areas
    Opened on Monday 21st December 2020
    996 signatures so far in Rochford and Southend East

  3. Reduce University student tuition fees from £9250 to £3000
    Opened on Monday 5th October 2020
    824 signatures so far in Rochford and Southend East

  4. Make dog theft a specific criminal offence
    Opened on Friday 20th November 2020
    757 signatures so far in Rochford and Southend East

  5. Prioritise teachers, school and childcare staff for Covid-19 vaccination
    Opened on Tuesday 20th October 2020
    730 signatures so far in Rochford and Southend East

  6. Reclose schools and colleges due to increase in COVID-19 cases
    Opened on Tuesday 22nd September 2020
    713 signatures so far in Rochford and Southend East

  7. Do not rollout Covid-19 vaccine passports
    Opened on Wednesday 20th January 2021
    699 signatures so far in Rochford and Southend East

  8. Tom’s Law - Give police the power to suspend driving licences
    Opened on Friday 25th September 2020
    560 signatures so far in Rochford and Southend East

  9. Open gyms first as we come out of lockdown & fund a Work Out to Help Out scheme
    Opened on Wednesday 20th January 2021
    510 signatures so far in Rochford and Southend East

  10. Allow teacher predicted grades for BTEC students
    Opened on Monday 7th September 2020
    465 signatures so far in Rochford and Southend East

  11. Implement sanctions against the Nigerian Government and officials
    Opened on Tuesday 20th October 2020
    464 signatures so far in Rochford and Southend East

  12. Cancel GCSE and A-levels in 2021 replace with Course Work and Teacher Assessment
    Opened on Tuesday 29th December 2020
    386 signatures so far in Rochford and Southend East

  13. Seek Europe-wide Visa-free work permit for Touring professionals and Artists
    Opened on Tuesday 22nd December 2020
    377 signatures so far in Rochford and Southend East

  14. Extend the Stamp Duty Holiday for an additional 6 months after 31st March 2021
    Opened on Thursday 1st October 2020
    353 signatures so far in Rochford and Southend East

  15. Do not restrict our rights to peaceful protest.
    Opened on Tuesday 16th March 2021
    339 signatures so far in Rochford and Southend East

  16. Make verified ID a requirement for opening a social media account.
    Opened on Friday 5th March 2021
    329 signatures so far in Rochford and Southend East

  17. Allow football fans to attend matches at all levels
    Opened on Tuesday 29th September 2020
    305 signatures so far in Rochford and Southend East

  18. Shut all nurseries and early years settings during lockdown
    Opened on Tuesday 5th January 2021
    249 signatures so far in Rochford and Southend East

  19. Keep schools closed until May
    Opened on Thursday 11th February 2021
    245 signatures so far in Rochford and Southend East

  20. Create a Minister for Hospitality in the UK Government
    Opened on Tuesday 6th October 2020
    243 signatures so far in Rochford and Southend East

Open petitions of local interest
  1. Make British Sign Language a language option in the national curriculum
    Opened on Friday 9th April 2021
    69 signatures so far in Rochford and Southend East

  2. Close schools in Tier 4 areas
    Opened on Monday 21st December 2020
    996 signatures so far in Rochford and Southend East

  3. Introduce a National Pet Exchange Register
    Opened on Wednesday 28th October 2020
    206 signatures so far in Rochford and Southend East

  4. Stop all flights between 10.30pm and 7am at regional airports
    Opened on Thursday 19th November 2020
    63 signatures so far in Rochford and Southend East

  5. Extend SMP to 12 Months for Babies Born in 2020 due to COVID-19
    Opened on Friday 6th November 2020
    13 signatures so far in Rochford and Southend East

  6. Tom’s Law - Give police the power to suspend driving licences
    Opened on Friday 25th September 2020
    560 signatures so far in Rochford and Southend East

  7. Make dog theft a specific criminal offence
    Opened on Friday 20th November 2020
    757 signatures so far in Rochford and Southend East

  8. Allow snooker and pool halls to reopen on 12 April.
    Opened on Thursday 1st April 2021
    32 signatures so far in Rochford and Southend East

  9. End child food poverty – no child should be going hungry
    Opened on Wednesday 14th October 2020
    1,440 signatures so far in Rochford and Southend East

  10. Allow teacher predicted grades for BTEC students
    Opened on Monday 7th September 2020
    465 signatures so far in Rochford and Southend East

  11. Do not rollout Covid-19 vaccine passports
    Opened on Wednesday 20th January 2021
    699 signatures so far in Rochford and Southend East

  12. Amend GCSE exam content for children that are now in year 9 and year 10
    Opened on Tuesday 19th January 2021
    221 signatures so far in Rochford and Southend East

  13. Reduce University student tuition fees from £9250 to £3000
    Opened on Monday 5th October 2020
    824 signatures so far in Rochford and Southend East

  14. Reclose schools and colleges due to increase in COVID-19 cases
    Opened on Tuesday 22nd September 2020
    713 signatures so far in Rochford and Southend East

  15. Open gyms first as we come out of lockdown & fund a Work Out to Help Out scheme
    Opened on Wednesday 20th January 2021
    510 signatures so far in Rochford and Southend East

  16. Implement sanctions against the Nigerian Government and officials
    Opened on Tuesday 20th October 2020
    464 signatures so far in Rochford and Southend East

  17. Prioritise teachers, school and childcare staff for Covid-19 vaccination
    Opened on Tuesday 20th October 2020
    730 signatures so far in Rochford and Southend East

  18. Cancel GCSE and A-levels in 2021 replace with Course Work and Teacher Assessment
    Opened on Tuesday 29th December 2020
    386 signatures so far in Rochford and Southend East

  19. Extend the Stamp Duty Holiday for an additional 6 months after 31st March 2021
    Opened on Thursday 1st October 2020
    353 signatures so far in Rochford and Southend East

  20. Test for cervical cell changes, regardless of HPV negative results
    Opened on Thursday 3rd September 2020
    97 signatures so far in Rochford and Southend East

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