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South Shields

South Shields is a constituency in the North East region of England. The seat has been held by Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck (Labour) since May 2013.

Current MP

Name: Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck

First elected: 2013-05-02

Party: Labour

Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck is the Labour MP for South Shields, and has been an MP continuously since 2 May 2013.

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The people of South Shields have contributed a total of 4,096 signatures to 262 currently open petitions. That's a lot below average.

Top petitions in South Shields

Open petitions with the most signatures
  1. Call an immediate general election to end the chaos of the current government
    Opened on Thursday 14th July 2022
    964 signatures so far in South Shields

  2. Include abortion rights in the Bill of Rights
    Opened on Tuesday 5th July 2022
    254 signatures so far in South Shields

  3. Do not sign any WHO Pandemic Treaty unless it is approved via public referendum
    Opened on Tuesday 3rd May 2022
    226 signatures so far in South Shields

  4. Fund 30 hours free childcare from age 1 for families where both parents work
    Opened on Thursday 13th October 2022
    213 signatures so far in South Shields

  5. Increase State pensions to £380 a week, and lower retirement age to 60
    Opened on Monday 6th June 2022
    188 signatures so far in South Shields

  6. Make suicide prevention a compulsory part of the school curriculum.
    Opened on Friday 23rd September 2022
    172 signatures so far in South Shields

  7. Recognise Teaching Assistants as an important asset to schools by raising wage.
    Opened on Tuesday 19th July 2022
    130 signatures so far in South Shields

  8. Repeal the current Dangerous Dogs Act and replace with new framework
    Opened on Wednesday 12th October 2022
    129 signatures so far in South Shields

  9. Do not reduce staff-child ratios in early years childcare
    Opened on Friday 29th April 2022
    96 signatures so far in South Shields

  10. Fund more specialist school places for children with special educational needs
    Opened on Monday 11th July 2022
    87 signatures so far in South Shields

  11. Find the time to take the Kept Animals Bill through Parliament and make it law
    Opened on Thursday 7th July 2022
    77 signatures so far in South Shields

  12. Limit the shooting season of Woodcock
    Opened on Monday 11th July 2022
    55 signatures so far in South Shields

  13. We call upon the Government to hold a Public Inquiry into the impact of Brexit
    Opened on Friday 18th November 2022
    54 signatures so far in South Shields

  14. Ban sale of fireworks to the public and limit sales to licensed displays only
    Opened on Monday 23rd May 2022
    53 signatures so far in South Shields

  15. Make people on disability benefits eligible for the £650 one off payment.
    Opened on Monday 6th June 2022
    48 signatures so far in South Shields

  16. Increase Carer's Allowance to equal 35hrs at National Minimum Wage
    Opened on Wednesday 8th June 2022
    41 signatures so far in South Shields

  17. Increase statutory maternity pay in line with cost of living crisis
    Opened on Friday 27th May 2022
    36 signatures so far in South Shields

  18. End the UK’s membership of the World Health Organisation
    Opened on Tuesday 7th June 2022
    34 signatures so far in South Shields

  19. Update the Equality Act to make clear the characteristic “sex” is biological sex
    Opened on Thursday 20th October 2022
    30 signatures so far in South Shields

  20. Traffic to stop and wait for a stopped school bus loading or unloading children.
    Opened on Wednesday 7th December 2022
    29 signatures so far in South Shields

Open petitions of local interest
  1. Traffic to stop and wait for a stopped school bus loading or unloading children.
    Opened on Wednesday 7th December 2022
    29 signatures so far in South Shields

  2. Call an immediate general election to end the chaos of the current government
    Opened on Thursday 14th July 2022
    964 signatures so far in South Shields

  3. Fund more specialist school places for children with special educational needs
    Opened on Monday 11th July 2022
    87 signatures so far in South Shields

  4. Stop the sale of live animals in pet stores & require them to link with rescues.
    Opened on Wednesday 28th September 2022
    24 signatures so far in South Shields

  5. Provide funding for surgical correction of Pectus Excavatum
    Opened on Monday 20th June 2022
    22 signatures so far in South Shields

  6. Include abortion rights in the Bill of Rights
    Opened on Tuesday 5th July 2022
    254 signatures so far in South Shields

  7. Do not sign any WHO Pandemic Treaty unless it is approved via public referendum
    Opened on Tuesday 3rd May 2022
    226 signatures so far in South Shields

  8. Increase State pensions to £380 a week, and lower retirement age to 60
    Opened on Monday 6th June 2022
    188 signatures so far in South Shields

  9. Fund 30 hours free childcare from age 1 for families where both parents work
    Opened on Thursday 13th October 2022
    213 signatures so far in South Shields

  10. Repeal the current Dangerous Dogs Act and replace with new framework
    Opened on Wednesday 12th October 2022
    129 signatures so far in South Shields

  11. Implement recommendations of the Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme report
    Opened on Wednesday 27th July 2022
    12 signatures so far in South Shields

  12. Recognise Teaching Assistants as an important asset to schools by raising wage.
    Opened on Tuesday 19th July 2022
    130 signatures so far in South Shields

  13. Make suicide prevention a compulsory part of the school curriculum.
    Opened on Friday 23rd September 2022
    172 signatures so far in South Shields

  14. Prevent all new North Sea oil and gas exploration
    Opened on Monday 7th November 2022
    14 signatures so far in South Shields

  15. Bring Royal Mail back into public ownership
    Opened on Wednesday 19th October 2022
    11 signatures so far in South Shields

  16. Make people on disability benefits eligible for the £650 one off payment.
    Opened on Monday 6th June 2022
    48 signatures so far in South Shields

  17. Ban sale of fireworks to the public and limit sales to licensed displays only
    Opened on Monday 23rd May 2022
    53 signatures so far in South Shields

  18. Full review of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) application process
    Opened on Monday 1st August 2022
    29 signatures so far in South Shields

  19. End the UK’s membership of the World Health Organisation
    Opened on Tuesday 7th June 2022
    34 signatures so far in South Shields

  20. Negotiate sustainable catch limits for all 5 UK cod stocks with the EU in 2022.
    Opened on Tuesday 5th July 2022
    23 signatures so far in South Shields

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