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South Down

South Down is a constituency in Banbridge, Northern Ireland. The seat has been held by Chris Hazzard (Sinn Féin) since June 2017.

Current MP

Name: Chris Hazzard

First elected: 2017-06-08

Party: Sinn Féin

Chris Hazzard is the Sinn Féin MP for South Down, and has been an MP continuously since 8 June 2017.

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The people of South Down have contributed a total of 6,565 signatures to 373 currently open petitions. That's a lot below average.

Top petitions in South Down

Open petitions with the most signatures
  1. Extend maternity leave by 3 months with pay in light of COVID-19
    Opened on Monday 20th April 2020
    517 signatures so far in South Down

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

  3. Cancel GCSEs and A Levels in 2021
    Opened on Wednesday 19th August 2020
    458 signatures so far in South Down

  4. Prevent any restrictions on those who refuse a Covid-19 vaccination
    Opened on Tuesday 4th August 2020
    240 signatures so far in South Down

  5. Lower university tuition fees for students until online teaching ends
    Opened on Monday 5th October 2020
    223 signatures so far in South Down

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

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

  8. Give all key workers a 100% tax and Nat. Ins. holiday through COVID-19 crisis
    Opened on Wednesday 1st April 2020
    211 signatures so far in South Down

  9. Prevent gyms closing due to a spike in Covid 19 cases
    Opened on Wednesday 12th August 2020
    201 signatures so far in South Down

  10. Ensure Student Nurses are paid whilst on placement
    Opened on Thursday 22nd October 2020
    192 signatures so far in South Down

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

  12. Broker a ceasefire for all sides in Yemen to carry out humanitarian aid
    Opened on Thursday 16th July 2020
    132 signatures so far in South Down

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

  14. Reform the Gender Recognition Act.
    Opened on Friday 24th July 2020
    123 signatures so far in South Down

  15. Repeal the Coronavirus Act 2020
    Opened on Thursday 28th May 2020
    113 signatures so far in South Down

  16. Ban the exploitative import of young puppies for sale in the UK.
    Opened on Saturday 27th June 2020
    100 signatures so far in South Down

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

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

  19. Enshrine the Military Covenant in UK Law
    Opened on Friday 31st July 2020
    70 signatures so far in South Down

  20. Improve care, support and treatment for children with rare diseases
    Opened on Monday 20th July 2020
    67 signatures so far in South Down

Open petitions of local interest
  1. Ensure Student Nurses are paid whilst on placement
    Opened on Thursday 22nd October 2020
    192 signatures so far in South Down

  2. Cancel GCSEs and A Levels in 2021
    Opened on Wednesday 19th August 2020
    458 signatures so far in South Down

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

  4. Extend the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme for the travel industry
    Opened on Tuesday 8th September 2020
    26 signatures so far in South Down

  5. Refund university students for 3rd Semester Tuition 2020
    Opened on Tuesday 7th April 2020
    213 signatures so far in South Down

  6. Prevent any restrictions on those who refuse a Covid-19 vaccination
    Opened on Tuesday 4th August 2020
    240 signatures so far in South Down

  7. Reverse measures allowing women to access at home abortion.
    Opened on Friday 22nd May 2020
    37 signatures so far in South Down

  8. Give all key workers a 100% tax and Nat. Ins. holiday through COVID-19 crisis
    Opened on Wednesday 1st April 2020
    211 signatures so far in South Down

  9. Lower university tuition fees for students until online teaching ends
    Opened on Monday 5th October 2020
    223 signatures so far in South Down

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

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

  12. Increase rights to protect property such as racing pigeons from wild birds
    Opened on Monday 8th June 2020
    22 signatures so far in South Down

  13. Publish false positive and negative Covid-19 test data for Pillar 2
    Opened on Thursday 1st October 2020
    32 signatures so far in South Down

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

  15. Repeal the Coronavirus Act 2020
    Opened on Thursday 28th May 2020
    113 signatures so far in South Down

  16. Reform the Gender Recognition Act.
    Opened on Friday 24th July 2020
    123 signatures so far in South Down

  17. Reduce VAT to 5% for the Hair & Beauty Industry inline with Hospitality.
    Opened on Wednesday 21st October 2020
    15 signatures so far in South Down

  18. Ban the exploitative import of young puppies for sale in the UK.
    Opened on Saturday 27th June 2020
    100 signatures so far in South Down

  19. Enshrine the Military Covenant in UK Law
    Opened on Friday 31st July 2020
    70 signatures so far in South Down

  20. Do not ban gender transition treatments for under 18s
    Opened on Friday 3rd July 2020
    61 signatures so far in South Down

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