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South Shields

South Shields is a constituency in South Tyneside, in the North East 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 16,005 signatures to 637 currently open petitions. That's below average.

Top petitions in South Shields

Open petitions with the most signatures
  1. End child food poverty – no child should be going hungry
    Opened on Wednesday 14th October 2020
    1,389 signatures so far in South Shields

  2. Prevent gyms closing due to a spike in Covid 19 cases
    Opened on Wednesday 12th August 2020
    1,159 signatures so far in South Shields

  3. Limit the Sale and Use of Fireworks to Organisers of Licensed Displays Only
    Opened on Tuesday 21st July 2020
    623 signatures so far in South Shields

  4. Reduce University student tuition fees from £9250 to £3000
    Opened on Monday 5th October 2020
    522 signatures so far in South Shields

  5. Keep gyms open during Tier 4 lockdown
    Opened on Monday 21st December 2020
    477 signatures so far in South Shields

  6. Reclose schools and colleges due to increase in COVID-19 cases
    Opened on Tuesday 22nd September 2020
    455 signatures so far in South Shields

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

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

  9. Give government workers a fair pay rise
    Opened on Monday 20th July 2020
    364 signatures so far in South Shields

  10. Prioritise teachers, school and childcare staff for Covid-19 vaccination
    Opened on Tuesday 20th October 2020
    362 signatures so far in South Shields

  11. Allow football fans to attend matches at all levels
    Opened on Tuesday 29th September 2020
    327 signatures so far in South Shields

  12. Cancel GCSEs and A Levels in 2021
    Opened on Wednesday 19th August 2020
    314 signatures so far in South Shields

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

  14. Take action to stop illegal immigration and rapidly remove illegal immigrants
    Opened on Wednesday 8th July 2020
    255 signatures so far in South Shields

  15. Allow teacher predicted grades for BTEC students
    Opened on Monday 7th September 2020
    240 signatures so far in South Shields

  16. Seek Europe-wide Visa-free work permit for Touring professionals and Artists
    Opened on Tuesday 22nd December 2020
    193 signatures so far in South Shields

  17. Require local authorities to have free helplines for the homeless and vulnerable
    Opened on Thursday 3rd December 2020
    187 signatures so far in South Shields

  18. Ensure access to treatment and screening for all cancer patients during Covid-19
    Opened on Tuesday 6th October 2020
    173 signatures so far in South Shields

  19. Review the need for a statutory owners and Directors Test in Football
    Opened on Tuesday 21st July 2020
    172 signatures so far in South Shields

  20. Create a Minister for Hospitality in the UK Government
    Opened on Tuesday 6th October 2020
    171 signatures so far in South Shields

Open petitions of local interest
  1. Fund research into better understanding and treating Restless Legs Syndrome.
    Opened on Monday 14th December 2020
    40 signatures so far in South Shields

  2. Prevent gyms closing due to a spike in Covid 19 cases
    Opened on Wednesday 12th August 2020
    1,159 signatures so far in South Shields

  3. Require local authorities to have free helplines for the homeless and vulnerable
    Opened on Thursday 3rd December 2020
    187 signatures so far in South Shields

  4. End child food poverty – no child should be going hungry
    Opened on Wednesday 14th October 2020
    1,389 signatures so far in South Shields

  5. Limit the Sale and Use of Fireworks to Organisers of Licensed Displays Only
    Opened on Tuesday 21st July 2020
    623 signatures so far in South Shields

  6. Keep gyms open during Tier 4 lockdown
    Opened on Monday 21st December 2020
    477 signatures so far in South Shields

  7. Give government workers a fair pay rise
    Opened on Monday 20th July 2020
    364 signatures so far in South Shields

  8. Facilitate crew changes for seafarers during the Covid 19 pandemic
    Opened on Saturday 27th June 2020
    28 signatures so far in South Shields

  9. Allow fitness classes to resume in areas with tier 3 restrictions
    Opened on Monday 30th November 2020
    147 signatures so far in South Shields

  10. Ensure access to treatment and screening for all cancer patients during Covid-19
    Opened on Tuesday 6th October 2020
    173 signatures so far in South Shields

  11. Ban the use of rawhide in dog treats in the UK
    Opened on Thursday 13th August 2020
    34 signatures so far in South Shields

  12. Legal right to 2 week review of patients with suspected heart failure (HF)
    Opened on Monday 28th September 2020
    38 signatures so far in South Shields

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

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

  15. Allow football fans to attend matches at all levels
    Opened on Tuesday 29th September 2020
    327 signatures so far in South Shields

  16. Take action to stop illegal immigration and rapidly remove illegal immigrants
    Opened on Wednesday 8th July 2020
    255 signatures so far in South Shields

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

  18. Reduce University student tuition fees from £9250 to £3000
    Opened on Monday 5th October 2020
    522 signatures so far in South Shields

  19. Cancel GCSEs and A Levels in 2021
    Opened on Wednesday 19th August 2020
    314 signatures so far in South Shields

  20. Reclose schools and colleges due to increase in COVID-19 cases
    Opened on Tuesday 22nd September 2020
    455 signatures so far in South Shields

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