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Strangford

Strangford is a constituency in Ards, Northern Ireland. The seat has been held by Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party) since May 2010.

Current MP

Name: Jim Shannon

First elected: 2010-05-06

Party: Democratic Unionist Party

Jim Shannon is the Democratic Unionist Party MP for Strangford, and has been an MP continuously since 6 May 2010. He currently undertakes the roles of Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health), and Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights).

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The people of Strangford have contributed a total of 6,321 signatures to 389 currently open petitions. That's a lot below average.

Top petitions in Strangford

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
    418 signatures so far in Strangford

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

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

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

  5. Enshrine the Military Covenant in UK Law
    Opened on Friday 31st July 2020
    218 signatures so far in Strangford

  6. Cancel GCSEs and A Levels in 2021
    Opened on Wednesday 19th August 2020
    191 signatures so far in Strangford

  7. Teach Britain's colonial past as part of the UK's compulsory curriculum
    Opened on Wednesday 10th June 2020
    164 signatures so far in Strangford

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

  9. Broker a ceasefire for all sides in Yemen to carry out humanitarian aid
    Opened on Thursday 16th July 2020
    152 signatures so far in Strangford

  10. Lower university tuition fees for students until online teaching ends
    Opened on Monday 5th October 2020
    149 signatures so far in Strangford

  11. Allow gyms and leisure centres to reopen
    Opened on Wednesday 22nd April 2020
    148 signatures so far in Strangford

  12. End child food poverty – no child should be going hungry
    Opened on Wednesday 14th October 2020
    145 signatures so far in Strangford

  13. Prevent gyms closing due to a spike in Covid 19 cases
    Opened on Wednesday 12th August 2020
    140 signatures so far in Strangford

  14. Ban the exploitative import of young puppies for sale in the UK.
    Opened on Saturday 27th June 2020
    132 signatures so far in Strangford

  15. Protect Retail Workers from Abuse, Threats and Violence.
    Opened on Friday 24th July 2020
    105 signatures so far in Strangford

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

  17. Repeal the Coronavirus Act 2020
    Opened on Thursday 28th May 2020
    94 signatures so far in Strangford

  18. Reform the Gender Recognition Act.
    Opened on Friday 24th July 2020
    89 signatures so far in Strangford

  19. Extend furlough scheme for the UK Aviation sector to help stop redundancies
    Opened on Tuesday 21st July 2020
    86 signatures so far in Strangford

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

Open petitions of local interest
  1. Extend the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme for the travel industry
    Opened on Tuesday 8th September 2020
    66 signatures so far in Strangford

  2. Lower the age you are offered a cervical screening (smear test) from 25 to 16
    Opened on Tuesday 4th August 2020
    20 signatures so far in Strangford

  3. Close the United Kingdom/Republic of Ireland border immediately.
    Opened on Friday 27th March 2020
    12 signatures so far in Strangford

  4. Enshrine the Military Covenant in UK Law
    Opened on Friday 31st July 2020
    218 signatures so far in Strangford

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

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

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

  8. Reverse measures allowing women to access at home abortion.
    Opened on Friday 22nd May 2020
    35 signatures so far in Strangford

  9. Allow the British public to vote on the legalisation of cannabis
    Opened on Friday 10th July 2020
    60 signatures so far in Strangford

  10. Cancel GCSEs and A Levels in 2021
    Opened on Wednesday 19th August 2020
    191 signatures so far in Strangford

  11. Protect Retail Workers from Abuse, Threats and Violence.
    Opened on Friday 24th July 2020
    105 signatures so far in Strangford

  12. Allow gyms and leisure centres to reopen
    Opened on Wednesday 22nd April 2020
    148 signatures so far in Strangford

  13. Ban the exploitative import of young puppies for sale in the UK.
    Opened on Saturday 27th June 2020
    132 signatures so far in Strangford

  14. Include Solar PV and battery storage in the Greener Homes Grant
    Opened on Wednesday 23rd September 2020
    12 signatures so far in Strangford

  15. One-off Grant To Be Paid To Anyone Who Has Not Benefited From A Covid-19 Scheme
    Opened on Wednesday 3rd June 2020
    81 signatures so far in Strangford

  16. Require universities to partially refund tuition fees for 20/21 due to Covid-19
    Opened on Wednesday 29th July 2020
    153 signatures so far in Strangford

  17. Repeal the Coronavirus Act 2020
    Opened on Thursday 28th May 2020
    94 signatures so far in Strangford

  18. Provide COVID19 income support for the newly self-employed, without HMRC records
    Opened on Friday 3rd April 2020
    41 signatures so far in Strangford

  19. Take action to stop illegal immigration and rapidly remove illegal immigrants
    Opened on Wednesday 8th July 2020
    102 signatures so far in Strangford

  20. Coronavirus Support Package for Directors / Shareholders of small Limited Co's.
    Opened on Friday 3rd April 2020
    83 signatures so far in Strangford

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