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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 18,163 signatures to 763 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
    1,275 signatures so far in Witham

  2. Prioritise teachers, school and childcare staff for Covid-19 vaccination
    Opened on Tuesday 20th October 2020
    1,155 signatures so far in Witham

  3. Reduce University student tuition fees from £9250 to £3000
    Opened on Monday 5th October 2020
    699 signatures so far in Witham

  4. Close schools in Tier 4 areas
    Opened on Monday 21st December 2020
    607 signatures so far in Witham

  5. Make dog theft a specific criminal offence
    Opened on Friday 20th November 2020
    505 signatures so far in Witham

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

  7. Do not rollout Covid-19 vaccine passports
    Opened on Wednesday 20th January 2021
    437 signatures so far in Witham

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

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

  10. Allow golf to be played with appropriate safety measures
    Opened on Friday 6th November 2020
    319 signatures so far in Witham

  11. Create a Minister for Hospitality in the UK Government
    Opened on Tuesday 6th October 2020
    305 signatures so far in Witham

  12. Make verified ID a requirement for opening a social media account.
    Opened on Friday 5th March 2021
    291 signatures so far in Witham

  13. Shut all nurseries and early years settings during lockdown
    Opened on Tuesday 5th January 2021
    282 signatures so far in Witham

  14. Seek Europe-wide Visa-free work permit for Touring professionals and Artists
    Opened on Tuesday 22nd December 2020
    280 signatures so far in Witham

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

  16. Tom’s Law - Give police the power to suspend driving licences
    Opened on Friday 25th September 2020
    257 signatures so far in Witham

  17. Do not restrict our rights to peaceful protest.
    Opened on Tuesday 16th March 2021
    243 signatures so far in Witham

  18. Keep gyms open during Tier 4 lockdown
    Opened on Monday 21st December 2020
    238 signatures so far in Witham

  19. Keep schools closed until May
    Opened on Thursday 11th February 2021
    217 signatures so far in Witham

  20. Continue the ban on the use of Neonicotinoids
    Opened on Monday 11th January 2021
    210 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
    66 signatures so far in Witham

  2. Supply IT devices and data support for remote learning for pupils at KS1
    Opened on Monday 15th February 2021
    25 signatures so far in Witham

  3. 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

  4. Allow dog grooming within all tiers and any future lockdown
    Opened on Tuesday 29th December 2020
    74 signatures so far in Witham

  5. Prioritise teachers, school and childcare staff for Covid-19 vaccination
    Opened on Tuesday 20th October 2020
    1,155 signatures so far in Witham

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

  7. Close schools in Tier 4 areas
    Opened on Monday 21st December 2020
    607 signatures so far in Witham

  8. End child food poverty – no child should be going hungry
    Opened on Wednesday 14th October 2020
    1,275 signatures so far in Witham

  9. Allow learner drivers to go out and drive with people from their household.
    Opened on Thursday 12th November 2020
    109 signatures so far in Witham

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

  11. Require all key and essential workers be paid at least the Real Living Wage
    Opened on Tuesday 22nd December 2020
    31 signatures so far in Witham

  12. Make dog theft a specific criminal offence
    Opened on Friday 20th November 2020
    505 signatures so far in Witham

  13. Prioritise brownfield development in law to protect our green belt and farmland
    Opened on Tuesday 23rd February 2021
    69 signatures so far in Witham

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

  15. Allow golf to be played with appropriate safety measures
    Opened on Friday 6th November 2020
    319 signatures so far in Witham

  16. Shut all nurseries and early years settings during lockdown
    Opened on Tuesday 5th January 2021
    282 signatures so far in Witham

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

  18. Cancel GCSE and A-levels in 2021 replace with Course Work and Teacher Assessment
    Opened on Tuesday 29th December 2020
    340 signatures so far in Witham

  19. Tom’s Law - Give police the power to suspend driving licences
    Opened on Friday 25th September 2020
    257 signatures so far in Witham

  20. Review how joint tenancies can be ended following domestic abuse.
    Opened on Wednesday 17th March 2021
    11 signatures so far in Witham

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