31,000 and rising

31000Yesterday our e-petition to ban driven grouse shooting passed 31,000 signatures.

Thank you to everyone who has signed, shared and helped.


The ‘100 Club’ of constituencies with at least 100 signatures:

Calder Valley 179 signatures – Craig Whittaker MP, CON

Ross, Skye, Lochaber 155 signatures – Ian Blackford MP, SNP

Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey 136 signatures –  Drew Hendry MP, SNP

Brighton Pavilion 127 signatures – Caroline Lucas MP, GREEN

North Norfolk 126 signatures – Norman Lamb MP, LIB

High Peak 126 signatures – Andrew Bingham MP, CON

Argyll and Bute 118 signatures – Brendan O’Hara MP, SNP

Skipton and Ripon 116 signatures – Julian Smith MP, CON

Bristol West 112 signatures – Thangan Debonnaire MP, LAB

Totnes 107 signatures – Sarah Wollaston MP, CON

Central Devon 103 signatures – Mel Stride MP, CON

Thirsk and Malton 103 signatures – Kevin Hollinrake MP, CON

Derbyshire Dales 103 signatures – Patrick McLoughlin MP, CON

Westmorland and Lonsdale 103 signatures – Tim Farron MP, LIB

West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine 102 signatures – Stuart Blair Donaldson MP, SNP

Wells 101 signatures – James Heappey MP, CON

Isle of Wight 101 signatures – Andrew Turner MP, CON

Scarborough and Whitby 100 signatures – Robert Goodwill MP, CON

Suffolk Coastal 100 signatures – Theresa Coffey MP, CON

Dumfries and Galloway 100 signatures – Richard Arkless MP, SNP


And waiting in the wings there are about a dozen constituencies in the 90s.


Please sign the e-petition to ban driven grouse shooting.

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10 Replies to “31,000 and rising”

  1. But what can be done about Leicester East? Only 4 signatures. And no copies of "Inglorious" in either Leicester libraries or Leicester Uni library. Anyone out there with friends/relatives/contacts in Leicester East constituency? Could you get an invite to give a talk there, Mark? Or know any newsletters, local magazines which could print an article about moorland conflicts? I mean David Attenborough is from Leicester.
    And then there's the West Midlands.

  2. Are these MPs supporting your petition - I wonder why Scottish MPs would bother when it is devolved to Holyrood so I suspect not

    1. Geva - hello! Your first comment. No suggestion that the MPs are supporting the e-petition - just naming them as well as those constituencies which have shown greatest support so far.

      Yes, we've discussed that on 4 April https://markavery.info/2016/04/04/thank-you-scotland/ and the fact that most Scots want a ban on driven grouse shooting on 15 April https://markavery.info/2016/04/15/scots-want-ban-driven-grouse-shooting/

  3. Great to see that a Conservative constituency is top of the rankings and leading the way with another ten in the top 20, a message to the Con MPs & Govt perhaps?

    1. I doubt the Tories would listen much. Thanks to the shenanigans of the Lib Dems in the Coalition they no longer have to keep their finger on the pulse in case of a snap election, but can relax because they only need pretend they care once every five years when they lie to us in order to keep themselves in power and ruling over us peasants. Thanks Nick Clegg, you made the UK even less democratic than it was; an impressive feat.

  4. Great to see that Bridgwater has joined the 100 club now. Seat of one of the Tory party's more idiotic frothers.

    1. John - yes indeed. I'm sure Ian Liddell-Grainger will be thrilled that his constituents have put him in the 100 club. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Liddell-Grainger

  5. 880 mountain gorillas left in the wild. Yes 880! They need help- can't you refocus your energy into something that really needs our help?? Ok some grouse are shot - and dare I say it, they are eaten too, but their population and local habitat seems to be doing just fine.

    1. Roland - welcome and thank you for your comment. But yiou have some catching up to do if you are to understand this issue.


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