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South Dorset

South Dorset is a constituency in Dorset, in the South West of England. The seat has been held by Richard Drax (Conservative) since May 2010.

Current MP

Name: Richard Drax

First elected: 2010-05-06

Party: Conservative

Richard Drax is the Conservative MP for South Dorset, and has been an MP continuously since 6 May 2010.

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The people of South Dorset have contributed a total of 11,498 signatures to 564 currently open petitions. That's below average.

Top petitions in South Dorset

Open petitions with the most signatures
  1. End child food poverty – no child should be going hungry
    Opened on Wednesday 14th October 2020
    340 signatures so far in South Dorset

  2. Reimburse all students of this year’s fees due to strikes and COVID-19
    Opened on Monday 23rd March 2020
    299 signatures so far in South Dorset

  3. Teach Britain's colonial past as part of the UK's compulsory curriculum
    Opened on Wednesday 10th June 2020
    273 signatures so far in South Dorset

  4. Offer more support to the arts (particularly Theatres and Music) amidst COVID-19
    Opened on Monday 15th June 2020
    258 signatures so far in South Dorset

  5. Extend maternity leave by 3 months with pay in light of COVID-19
    Opened on Monday 20th April 2020
    237 signatures so far in South Dorset

  6. Allow Zoos and Wildlife attractions to reopen with social distancing in place
    Opened on Tuesday 9th June 2020
    227 signatures so far in South Dorset

  7. Take action to stop illegal immigration and rapidly remove illegal immigrants
    Opened on Wednesday 8th July 2020
    226 signatures so far in South Dorset

  8. Require universities to partially refund tuition fees for 20/21 due to Covid-19
    Opened on Wednesday 29th July 2020
    218 signatures so far in South Dorset

  9. Award all Nursing Staff in the NHS a pay rise of 10% backdated to 1 April 2020
    Opened on Friday 29th May 2020
    196 signatures so far in South Dorset

  10. Ban the shooting of badgers immediately
    Opened on Thursday 24th September 2020
    184 signatures so far in South Dorset

  11. Enshrine the Military Covenant in UK Law
    Opened on Friday 31st July 2020
    183 signatures so far in South Dorset

  12. Ban the exploitative import of young puppies for sale in the UK.
    Opened on Saturday 27th June 2020
    181 signatures so far in South Dorset

  13. Let Us Dance - Support nightclubs, dance music events and festivals
    Opened on Thursday 30th July 2020
    179 signatures so far in South Dorset

  14. Refund university students for 3rd Semester Tuition 2020
    Opened on Tuesday 7th April 2020
    170 signatures so far in South Dorset

  15. We would like the government to consider social care as equally important to NHS
    Opened on Tuesday 24th March 2020
    167 signatures so far in South Dorset

  16. Allow football fans to attend matches at all levels
    Opened on Tuesday 29th September 2020
    165 signatures so far in South Dorset

  17. Allow gyms and leisure centres to reopen
    Opened on Wednesday 22nd April 2020
    151 signatures so far in South Dorset

  18. Review the decision to use previous data to calculate exam grades
    Opened on Friday 27th March 2020
    150 signatures so far in South Dorset

  19. Reform the Gender Recognition Act.
    Opened on Friday 24th July 2020
    146 signatures so far in South Dorset

  20. Commit to a public review of HS2 project and suspend all on-going work now
    Opened on Tuesday 9th June 2020
    142 signatures so far in South Dorset

Open petitions of local interest
  1. Ban Supertrawlers from UK waters after leaving the EUs Common Fisheries Policy
    Opened on Wednesday 23rd September 2020
    60 signatures so far in South Dorset

  2. Ban the sale of disposable barbecues.
    Opened on Monday 15th June 2020
    71 signatures so far in South Dorset

  3. Provide funds so Marine Conservation Zones in the UK can be properly protected.
    Opened on Tuesday 4th August 2020
    39 signatures so far in South Dorset

  4. Prevent costs of the Park owner Fitness criteria being passed on to residents
    Opened on Friday 18th September 2020
    42 signatures so far in South Dorset

  5. Make flexischooling for 1 day a week a parental right for the next academic year
    Opened on Thursday 28th May 2020
    48 signatures so far in South Dorset

  6. We would like the government to consider social care as equally important to NHS
    Opened on Tuesday 24th March 2020
    167 signatures so far in South Dorset

  7. Extend grants immediately to small businesses outside of SBRR
    Opened on Wednesday 8th April 2020
    124 signatures so far in South Dorset

  8. Change DfE school guidance to allow overnight educational visits.
    Opened on Monday 3rd August 2020
    95 signatures so far in South Dorset

  9. Enshrine the Military Covenant in UK Law
    Opened on Friday 31st July 2020
    183 signatures so far in South Dorset

  10. Ban the shooting of badgers immediately
    Opened on Thursday 24th September 2020
    184 signatures so far in South Dorset

  11. Ensure that the national minimum wage is a living wage.
    Opened on Monday 27th April 2020
    17 signatures so far in South Dorset

  12. Take action to stop illegal immigration and rapidly remove illegal immigrants
    Opened on Wednesday 8th July 2020
    226 signatures so far in South Dorset

  13. Allow Zoos and Wildlife attractions to reopen with social distancing in place
    Opened on Tuesday 9th June 2020
    227 signatures so far in South Dorset

  14. End child food poverty – no child should be going hungry
    Opened on Wednesday 14th October 2020
    340 signatures so far in South Dorset

  15. Offer more support to the arts (particularly Theatres and Music) amidst COVID-19
    Opened on Monday 15th June 2020
    258 signatures so far in South Dorset

  16. Commit to a public review of HS2 project and suspend all on-going work now
    Opened on Tuesday 9th June 2020
    142 signatures so far in South Dorset

  17. Create an ‘opt out’ system for the Bone Marrow Register and Cord Blood Bank
    Opened on Wednesday 9th September 2020
    12 signatures so far in South Dorset

  18. Award all Nursing Staff in the NHS a pay rise of 10% backdated to 1 April 2020
    Opened on Friday 29th May 2020
    196 signatures so far in South Dorset

  19. Longer sentences for child sex offenders, sex offenders and rapists
    Opened on Tuesday 4th August 2020
    75 signatures so far in South Dorset

  20. Include animal charities in emergency funding due to the coronavirus pandemic.
    Opened on Tuesday 9th June 2020
    97 signatures so far in South Dorset

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