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South Basildon and East Thurrock

South Basildon and East Thurrock is a constituency in Essex, in the East of England. The seat has been held by Stephen Metcalfe (Conservative) since May 2010.

Current MP

Name: Stephen Metcalfe

First elected: 2010-05-06

Party: Conservative

Stephen Metcalfe is the Conservative MP for South Basildon and East Thurrock, and has been an MP continuously since 6 May 2010.

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The people of South Basildon and East Thurrock have contributed a total of 20,037 signatures to 757 currently open petitions. That's above average.

Top petitions in South Basildon and East Thurrock

Open petitions with the most signatures
  1. End child food poverty – no child should be going hungry
    Opened on Wednesday 14th October 2020
    1,066 signatures so far in South Basildon and East Thurrock

  2. Close schools in Tier 4 areas
    Opened on Monday 21st December 2020
    951 signatures so far in South Basildon and East Thurrock

  3. Reclose schools and colleges due to increase in COVID-19 cases
    Opened on Tuesday 22nd September 2020
    882 signatures so far in South Basildon and East Thurrock

  4. Prioritise teachers, school and childcare staff for Covid-19 vaccination
    Opened on Tuesday 20th October 2020
    782 signatures so far in South Basildon and East Thurrock

  5. Reduce University student tuition fees from £9250 to £3000
    Opened on Monday 5th October 2020
    712 signatures so far in South Basildon and East Thurrock

  6. Implement sanctions against the Nigerian Government and officials
    Opened on Tuesday 20th October 2020
    683 signatures so far in South Basildon and East Thurrock

  7. Allow teacher predicted grades for BTEC students
    Opened on Monday 7th September 2020
    683 signatures so far in South Basildon and East Thurrock

  8. Make dog theft a specific criminal offence
    Opened on Friday 20th November 2020
    613 signatures so far in South Basildon and East Thurrock

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

  10. Do not rollout Covid-19 vaccine passports
    Opened on Wednesday 20th January 2021
    496 signatures so far in South Basildon and East Thurrock

  11. Extend the Stamp Duty Holiday for an additional 6 months after 31st March 2021
    Opened on Thursday 1st October 2020
    466 signatures so far in South Basildon and East Thurrock

  12. Tom’s Law - Give police the power to suspend driving licences
    Opened on Friday 25th September 2020
    455 signatures so far in South Basildon and East Thurrock

  13. Cancel GCSE and A-levels in 2021 replace with Course Work and Teacher Assessment
    Opened on Tuesday 29th December 2020
    356 signatures so far in South Basildon and East Thurrock

  14. Make verified ID a requirement for opening a social media account.
    Opened on Friday 5th March 2021
    340 signatures so far in South Basildon and East Thurrock

  15. Implement a two week school lockdown before 24 December to save Christmas
    Opened on Friday 2nd October 2020
    323 signatures so far in South Basildon and East Thurrock

  16. Ensure bowel cancer screening is offered to all adults
    Opened on Tuesday 17th November 2020
    306 signatures so far in South Basildon and East Thurrock

  17. Shut all nurseries and early years settings during lockdown
    Opened on Tuesday 5th January 2021
    295 signatures so far in South Basildon and East Thurrock

  18. Allow football fans to attend matches at all levels
    Opened on Tuesday 29th September 2020
    288 signatures so far in South Basildon and East Thurrock

  19. Ryan's Law: Widen definition of 'death by dangerous driving'
    Opened on Tuesday 2nd March 2021
    254 signatures so far in South Basildon and East Thurrock

  20. Keep schools closed until May
    Opened on Thursday 11th February 2021
    229 signatures so far in South Basildon and East Thurrock

Open petitions of local interest
  1. Ensure bowel cancer screening is offered to all adults
    Opened on Tuesday 17th November 2020
    306 signatures so far in South Basildon and East Thurrock

  2. Abolish the 5% VAT applied to domestic gas and electric bills.
    Opened on Thursday 7th January 2021
    126 signatures so far in South Basildon and East Thurrock

  3. Close schools in Tier 4 areas
    Opened on Monday 21st December 2020
    951 signatures so far in South Basildon and East Thurrock

  4. Allow teacher predicted grades for BTEC students
    Opened on Monday 7th September 2020
    683 signatures so far in South Basildon and East Thurrock

  5. Make British Sign Language a language option in the national curriculum
    Opened on Friday 9th April 2021
    25 signatures so far in South Basildon and East Thurrock

  6. Implement sanctions against the Nigerian Government and officials
    Opened on Tuesday 20th October 2020
    683 signatures so far in South Basildon and East Thurrock

  7. Tom’s Law - Give police the power to suspend driving licences
    Opened on Friday 25th September 2020
    455 signatures so far in South Basildon and East Thurrock

  8. Reclose schools and colleges due to increase in COVID-19 cases
    Opened on Tuesday 22nd September 2020
    882 signatures so far in South Basildon and East Thurrock

  9. Extend the Stamp Duty Holiday for an additional 6 months after 31st March 2021
    Opened on Thursday 1st October 2020
    466 signatures so far in South Basildon and East Thurrock

  10. Amend GCSE exam content for children that are now in year 9 and year 10
    Opened on Tuesday 19th January 2021
    216 signatures so far in South Basildon and East Thurrock

  11. Require all key and essential workers be paid at least the Real Living Wage
    Opened on Tuesday 22nd December 2020
    37 signatures so far in South Basildon and East Thurrock

  12. Make dog theft a specific criminal offence
    Opened on Friday 20th November 2020
    613 signatures so far in South Basildon and East Thurrock

  13. Prioritise teachers, school and childcare staff for Covid-19 vaccination
    Opened on Tuesday 20th October 2020
    782 signatures so far in South Basildon and East Thurrock

  14. Open gyms first as we come out of lockdown & fund a Work Out to Help Out scheme
    Opened on Wednesday 20th January 2021
    497 signatures so far in South Basildon and East Thurrock

  15. End child food poverty – no child should be going hungry
    Opened on Wednesday 14th October 2020
    1,066 signatures so far in South Basildon and East Thurrock

  16. Reduce University student tuition fees from £9250 to £3000
    Opened on Monday 5th October 2020
    712 signatures so far in South Basildon and East Thurrock

  17. Shut all nurseries and early years settings during lockdown
    Opened on Tuesday 5th January 2021
    295 signatures so far in South Basildon and East Thurrock

  18. Implement a two week school lockdown before 24 December to save Christmas
    Opened on Friday 2nd October 2020
    323 signatures so far in South Basildon and East Thurrock

  19. Ryan's Law: Widen definition of 'death by dangerous driving'
    Opened on Tuesday 2nd March 2021
    254 signatures so far in South Basildon and East Thurrock

  20. Cancel GCSE and A-levels in 2021 replace with Course Work and Teacher Assessment
    Opened on Tuesday 29th December 2020
    356 signatures so far in South Basildon and East Thurrock

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