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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 14,111 signatures to 669 currently open petitions. That's a lot 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
    1,396 signatures so far in South Shields

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

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

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

  5. Do not rollout Covid-19 vaccine passports
    Opened on Wednesday 20th January 2021
    424 signatures so far in South Shields

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

  7. Grant full exemptions from quarantine for seafarers and oil & gas workers
    Opened on Thursday 18th February 2021
    366 signatures so far in South Shields

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

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

  10. Make verified ID a requirement for opening a social media account.
    Opened on Friday 5th March 2021
    263 signatures so far in South Shields

  11. Make dog theft a specific criminal offence
    Opened on Friday 20th November 2020
    251 signatures so far in South Shields

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

  13. Create a public register of people banned from keeping animals in the UK
    Opened on Tuesday 2nd February 2021
    210 signatures so far in South Shields

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

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

  16. Do not restrict our rights to peaceful protest.
    Opened on Tuesday 16th March 2021
    197 signatures so far in South Shields

  17. Keep schools closed until May
    Opened on Thursday 11th February 2021
    196 signatures so far in South Shields

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

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

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

Open petitions of local interest
  1. Grant full exemptions from quarantine for seafarers and oil & gas workers
    Opened on Thursday 18th February 2021
    366 signatures so far in South Shields

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

  3. Fund research into better understanding and treating Restless Legs Syndrome.
    Opened on Monday 14th December 2020
    40 signatures so far in South Shields

  4. End child food poverty – no child should be going hungry
    Opened on Wednesday 14th October 2020
    1,396 signatures so far in South Shields

  5. Create a public register of people banned from keeping animals in the UK
    Opened on Tuesday 2nd February 2021
    210 signatures so far in South Shields

  6. Don’t allow the use of externally-set exams for 2021 grades
    Opened on Wednesday 3rd February 2021
    126 signatures so far in South Shields

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

  8. Prevent Functional Skill Qualification (FSQ)/ESOL exams taking place in 2021
    Opened on Friday 19th March 2021
    34 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
    178 signatures so far in South Shields

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

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

  13. Do not rollout Covid-19 vaccine passports
    Opened on Wednesday 20th January 2021
    424 signatures so far in South Shields

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

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

  16. Make verified ID a requirement for opening a social media account.
    Opened on Friday 5th March 2021
    263 signatures so far in South Shields

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

  18. Ban single use plastics and the unnecessary use of plastic packaging
    Opened on Thursday 22nd October 2020
    44 signatures so far in South Shields

  19. Fund NHS scheme for women with Endometriosis to freeze their eggs
    Opened on Monday 22nd March 2021
    103 signatures so far in South Shields

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

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