Where did those 123,075 signatures come from?

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The average number of signatures from each of the 650 UK parliamentary constituencies was 189.

Calder Valley was top of the list and Edmonton (35 signatures) the lowest of the British mainland but with Newry and Armagh in Northern Ireland on 25 signatures.

That’s a massive spread of support, but what comes out of it is that Conservative and SNP rural constituencies, often those where driven grouse shooting is practised, have given this e-petition the greatest support. In urban areas, it tends to be areas of strong LibDem and/or Green showing that are the most supportive.

Here’s the (almost) final list (there are probably some people who signed the petition but have not yet clicked on the confirmation email):

  1. Calder Valley 870
  2. High Peak  569
  3. Bristol West  514
  4. Ross, Skye and Lochaber  510
  5. Ribble Valley 502
  6. Derbyshire Dales 493
  7. Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey  477
  8. Brighton, Pavilion 474
  9. Sheffield Central  457
  10. Skipton and Ripon 455
  11. Sheffield Hallam 431
  12. Westmorland and Lonsdale  429
  13. Edinburgh North and Leith 420
  14. Argyll and Bute  410
  15. Lancaster and Fleetwood  407
  16. Isle of Wight  406
  17. Stroud 403
  18. Thirsk and Malton  384
  19. North Norfolk 380
  20. Suffolk Coastal 370
  21. Cambridge 368
  22. Norwich South 362
  23. Torridge and West Devon 361
  24. Central Devon 360
  25. York Central 358
  26. Totnes 352
  27. Edinburgh East 348
  28. Wells 346
  29. Somerton and Frome 345
  30. Scarborough and Whitby 343
  31. St Ives 340
  32. South Cambs 339
  33. Exeter 338
  34. West Dorset 337
  35. Hove 334
  36. Penrith and The Border 333
  37. Dumfries and Galloway 330
  38. Brighton Kemptown 329
  39. Arundel and South Downs 324
  40. Bridgwater and West Somerset 324
  41. Richmond (Yorks) 323
  42. Colne Valley 314
  43. South Norfolk 313
  44. Ceredigion 312
  45. Ochil and South Perthshire 310
  46. North Wiltshire 308
  47. West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine 307
  48. Lewes 306
  49. Truro and Falmouth 303
  50. Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale 301
  51. Ludlow 300

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  1. Richard Ebbs says:

    A brilliant result, Mark. It's a pity we can't access the map any longer to check our own lowly constituencies!

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    • Mark says:

      Richard - you can here http://petitionmap.unboxedconsulting.com/?petition=125003&area=uk

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      • Richard Ebbs says:

        Thanks for the link, Mark. The six Oxfordshire constituencies accumulated 1549 signatures, an average of 258. Not too bad for a county far from any driven grouse moors (5 Con, 1 Lab).

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  2. Random22 says:

    Lets get this word out there, every time any of us see the allegation of it being townies telling the rurals what to do or not understanding the countryside, any time it is framed as rural versus urban, make sure to speak up and remind the user that it is correct inasmuch as it is the rural seats wanting this and the townies dragging their feet and wanting to preserve grouse. Try and get the person you are debating with to say that the townies are the ones in the wrong first, before confronting them with the data. If the townies are in the wrong then press them that this means by their own logic they must support banning driven grouse shooting.

    Remind them it is only *driven* grouse, the Nintendo Duck Hunt of field sports and that regular walk up shooting of pigeons, crows, pheasant and ranging grouse would not be affected (even if you really do want to ban these too, one step at a time as it'll be easier to extend an existing ban than get a blanket one). Remember, the goal is not to convert the person whom you are arguing with as they will be in an entrenched position, but to create doubt in and try to convert the onlookers to the conversation, so take the high road and avoid insults or letting the argument escalate into petty detail. Keep it broad, simple, good natured, and stick to the top line. When it does escalate either into petty data, or into insults, then politely thank the other person for the discussion, restate the top line, and say that since they are not willing to debate in good faith that you are leaving the conversation. Don't take a potshot and don't flounce.

    Town v Country? Yes, with Country folk being the ones wanting this, explore the data [link] here yourself [endlink].

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  3. […] shooting’.  I wonder whether those phrases would have been used if it weren’t for the petition to ban driven grouse shooting which received 123,077 signatures last year (other, failed, petitions have been available see here, here, here).  Things don’t move […]

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  1. Richard Ebbs says:

    A brilliant result, Mark. It's a pity we can't access the map any longer to check our own lowly constituencies!

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    • Mark says:

      Richard - you can here http://petitionmap.unboxedconsulting.com/?petition=125003&area=uk

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      • Richard Ebbs says:

        Thanks for the link, Mark. The six Oxfordshire constituencies accumulated 1549 signatures, an average of 258. Not too bad for a county far from any driven grouse moors (5 Con, 1 Lab).

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  2. Random22 says:

    Lets get this word out there, every time any of us see the allegation of it being townies telling the rurals what to do or not understanding the countryside, any time it is framed as rural versus urban, make sure to speak up and remind the user that it is correct inasmuch as it is the rural seats wanting this and the townies dragging their feet and wanting to preserve grouse. Try and get the person you are debating with to say that the townies are the ones in the wrong first, before confronting them with the data. If the townies are in the wrong then press them that this means by their own logic they must support banning driven grouse shooting.

    Remind them it is only *driven* grouse, the Nintendo Duck Hunt of field sports and that regular walk up shooting of pigeons, crows, pheasant and ranging grouse would not be affected (even if you really do want to ban these too, one step at a time as it'll be easier to extend an existing ban than get a blanket one). Remember, the goal is not to convert the person whom you are arguing with as they will be in an entrenched position, but to create doubt in and try to convert the onlookers to the conversation, so take the high road and avoid insults or letting the argument escalate into petty detail. Keep it broad, simple, good natured, and stick to the top line. When it does escalate either into petty data, or into insults, then politely thank the other person for the discussion, restate the top line, and say that since they are not willing to debate in good faith that you are leaving the conversation. Don't take a potshot and don't flounce.

    Town v Country? Yes, with Country folk being the ones wanting this, explore the data [link] here yourself [endlink].

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  3. […] shooting’.  I wonder whether those phrases would have been used if it weren’t for the petition to ban driven grouse shooting which received 123,077 signatures last year (other, failed, petitions have been available see here, here, here).  Things don’t move […]

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