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Witham

Witham is a constituency in Essex, in the East of England. The seat has been held by Priti Patel (Conservative) since May 2010.

Current MP

Name: Priti Patel

First elected: 2010-05-06

Party: Conservative

Priti Patel is the Conservative MP for Witham, and has been an MP continuously since 6 May 2010. She currently holds the Government post of Home Secretary.

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The people of Witham have contributed a total of 14,880 signatures to 641 currently open petitions. That's round about average.

Top petitions in Witham

Open petitions with the most signatures
  1. End child food poverty – no child should be going hungry
    Opened on Wednesday 14th October 2020
    1,267 signatures so far in Witham

  2. Allow Zoos and Wildlife attractions to reopen with social distancing in place
    Opened on Tuesday 9th June 2020
    854 signatures so far in Witham

  3. Prevent gyms closing due to a spike in Covid 19 cases
    Opened on Wednesday 12th August 2020
    679 signatures so far in Witham

  4. Exempt golf courses from the list of venues required to close due to Covid-19
    Opened on Friday 1st May 2020
    587 signatures so far in Witham

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

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

  7. Provide financial help to zoos, aquariums, & rescue centres during the pandemic.
    Opened on Thursday 30th April 2020
    331 signatures so far in Witham

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

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

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

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

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

  13. Reduce curriculum content for year 10 & 12 students who will sit exams in 2021.
    Opened on Monday 1st June 2020
    265 signatures so far in Witham

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

  15. Increase Number of Guests Permitted at Weddings, according to Venue Capacity
    Opened on Tuesday 4th August 2020
    251 signatures so far in Witham

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

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

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

  19. Let Us Dance - Support nightclubs, dance music events and festivals
    Opened on Thursday 30th July 2020
    163 signatures so far in Witham

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

Open petitions of local interest
  1. Return Essex from High to Medium Covid alert level
    Opened on Wednesday 21st October 2020
    65 signatures so far in Witham

  2. Amend the Child Abduction Act to criminalise failure to return a child to UK
    Opened on Tuesday 13th October 2020
    52 signatures so far in Witham

  3. Allow Zoos and Wildlife attractions to reopen with social distancing in place
    Opened on Tuesday 9th June 2020
    854 signatures so far in Witham

  4. Take action to address the problem of illegal attempts to reach the UK
    Opened on Tuesday 18th August 2020
    55 signatures so far in Witham

  5. Extend Early Years funding to 39 weeks to allow for staff training
    Opened on Monday 19th October 2020
    34 signatures so far in Witham

  6. Car registration number plates on all drive thru packaging
    Opened on Monday 27th July 2020
    75 signatures so far in Witham

  7. End child food poverty – no child should be going hungry
    Opened on Wednesday 14th October 2020
    1,267 signatures so far in Witham

  8. Exempt golf courses from the list of venues required to close due to Covid-19
    Opened on Friday 1st May 2020
    587 signatures so far in Witham

  9. Limit the Sale and Use of Fireworks to Organisers of Licensed Displays Only
    Opened on Tuesday 21st July 2020
    574 signatures so far in Witham

  10. Don't close zoos, wildlife parks & rehabilitation centres.
    Opened on Tuesday 13th October 2020
    11 signatures so far in Witham

  11. Provide financial help to zoos, aquariums, & rescue centres during the pandemic.
    Opened on Thursday 30th April 2020
    331 signatures so far in Witham

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

  13. Increase Number of Guests Permitted at Weddings, according to Venue Capacity
    Opened on Tuesday 4th August 2020
    251 signatures so far in Witham

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

  15. Cancel GCSEs and A Levels in 2021
    Opened on Wednesday 19th August 2020
    286 signatures so far in Witham

  16. Extend the Stamp Duty Holiday for an additional 6 months after 31st March 2021
    Opened on Thursday 1st October 2020
    63 signatures so far in Witham

  17. Reclose schools and colleges due to increase in COVID-19 cases
    Opened on Tuesday 22nd September 2020
    443 signatures so far in Witham

  18. Reduce curriculum content for year 10 & 12 students who will sit exams in 2021.
    Opened on Monday 1st June 2020
    265 signatures so far in Witham

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

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

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