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And now we have a Labour London Mayor but Zac’s constituents have put him (at #1) way ahead of Sadiq (#41) in this list.

Across the UK, the average number of signatures on our e-petition to ban driven grouse shooting is 54 – only nine (of 73) London constituencies are above average. We know that as a whole, it is rural Conservative and SNP constituencies which have so far given greatest support to this e-petition.

The range in signatures is immense – a ten-fold difference between the top and the bottom.

I don’t know the capital that well, not well at all, but it rather looks to me (am I right?) that it is Labour constituencies north of the river, and Conservative constituencies south of the river, that are giving greatest support. If true – what does that tell us?

  1. Richmond Park 85 signatures – Zac Goldsmith MP, CON
  2. Holborn and St Pancras 76 signatures – Keir Starmer MP, LAB
  3. Islington North 73 signatures – Jeremy Corbyn MP, LAB
  4. Hornsea and Wood Green 72 signatures – Catherine West MP, LAB
  5. Lewisham West and Penge 66 signatures – Jim Dowd MP, LAB
  6. Twickenham 63 signatures – Tania Mathias MP, CON
  7. Walthamstow 60 signatures – Stella Creasy MP, LAB
  8. Wimbledon 58 signatures – Stephen Hammond MP, CON
  9. Orpington 57 signatures – Jo Johnson MP, CON
  10. Hampstead and Kilburn 54 signatures – Tulip Siddiq MP, LAB
  11. Islington South and Finsbury 54 signatures – Emily Thornberry MP, LAB
  12. Hackney North and Stoke Newington 54 signatures – Diane Abbott MP, LAB
  13. Kingston and Surbiton 53 signatures – James Berry MP, CON
  14. Dulwich and West Norwood 51 signatures – Helen Hayes MP, LAB
  15. Camberwell and Peckham 51 signatures – Harriet Harman MP, LAB
  16. Greenwich and Woolwich 51 signatures – Matthew Pennycook MP, LAB
  17. Brentford and Isleworth 49 signatures – Ruth Cadbury MP, LAB
  18. Lewisham Deptford 49 signatures – Vicky Foxcroft MP, LAB
  19. Croydon South 48 signatures – Chris Philp MP, CON
  20. Westminster North 47 signatures – Karen Buck MP, LAB
  21. Streatham 46 signatures – Chukka Umunna MP, LAB
  22. Romford 46 signatures – Andrew Rosindell MP, CON
  23. Leyton and Wanstead 43 signatures – John Cryer MP, LAB
  24. Putney 43 signatures – Justine Greening MP, CON
  25. Lewisham East 42 signatures – Heidi Alexander MP, LAB
  26. Chipping Barnet 41 signatures – Theresa Villiers MP, CON
  27. Bromley and Chislehurst 41 signatures – Bob Neill MP, CON
  28. Eltham 41 signatures – Clive Efford MP, LAB
  29. Sutton and Cheam 40 signatures – MP, Paul Scully MP, CON
  30. Ealing Central and Action 39 signatures – Rupa Huq MP, LAB
  31. Hammersmith 39 signatures – Andrew Slaughter MP, LAB
  32. Cities of London and Westminster 39 signatures – Mark Field MP, CON
  33. Ruislip Northwood and Pinner 39 signatures – Nick Hurd MP, CON
  34. Feltham and Heston 37 signatures – Seema Malhotra MP, LAB
  35. Hackney South and Shoreditch 37 signatures – Meg Hillier MP, LAB
  36. Kensington 37 signatures – Victoria Borthwick MP, CON
  37. Bermondsey and Old Southwark 36 signatures – Neil Coyle MP, CON
  38. Mitcham and Morden 36 signatures – Siobhainn McDonagh MP, LAB
  39. Chingford and Woodford Green 35 signatures – Iain Duncan-Smith MP, CON
  40. Finchley and Golders Green 35 signatures – Mike Freer MP, CON
  41. Tooting 35 signatures – Sadiq Khan MP, LAB
  42. Tottenham 34 signatures – David Lammy MP, LAB
  43. Ealing North 33 signatures – Steven Pound MP, LAB
  44. Croydon Central 33 signatures – Gavin Barwell MP, CON
  45. Carshalton and Wallingford 33 signatures – Tom Brake MP, LIB
  46. Hornchurch and Upminster 33 signatures – Angela Watkinson MP, CON
  47. Vauxhall 32 signatures – Kate Hoey MP, LAB
  48. Croydon North 32 signatures – Steve Reed MP, LAB
  49. Dagenham and Rainham 32 signatures – John Cruddas MP, LAB
  50. Enfield Southgate 32 signatures – David Burrowes MP, CON
  51. Beckenham 31 signatures – Bob Stewart MP, CON
  52. Old Bexley and Sidcup 29 signatures – James Brokenshire MP, CON
  53. Bethnal Green and Bow 28 signatures  – Rushanara Ali MP, LAB
  54. Ealing Southall 28 signatures – Virendra Sharma MP, LAB
  55. Erith and Thamesmead 28 signatures – Teresa Pearce MP, LAB
  56. Harrow West 28 signatures – Gareth Thomas MP, LAB
  57. Poplar and Limehouse 28 signatures – John Fitzpatrick MP, LAB
  58. Enfield North 26 signatures – Joan Ryan MP, LAB
  59. Uxbridge and South Ruislip 26 signatures – Boris Johnson MP, CON
  60. Chelsea and Fulham 25 signatures – Greg Hands MP, CON
  61. Hendon 25 signatures – Matthew Offord MP, CON
  62. Ilford North 25 signatures – Wes Streeting MP, LAB
  63. Bexleyheath and Crayford 23 signatures – David Evennett MP, CON
  64. Brent Central 23 signatures – Dawn Butler MP, LAB
  65. Ilford South 22 signatures – Mike Gapes MP, LAB
  66. Battersea 20 signatures – Jane Ellison MP, CON
  67. East Ham 19 signatures – Stephen Timms MP, LAB
  68. Hayes and Harlington 17 signatures – John McDonnell MP, LAB
  69. Barking 16 signatures – Margaret Hodge MP, LAB
  70. Harrow East 14 signatures – Bob Blackman MP, CON
  71. West Ham 13 signatures – Lyn Brown MP, LAB
  72. Brent North 13 signatures – Barry Gardner MP, LAB
  73. Edmonton 8 signatures – Kate Osamor MP, LAB

Our e-petition to ban driven grouse shooting has reached 35,000 signatures in week 7 – we aim to get to 100,000 signatures by 20 September. Please, London, play a bigger part in this. Driven grouse shooting causes ecological damage which affects us all: increased greenhouse gas emissions, increased flood risk, increased water treatment costs and devastation of protected wildlife. London, please show you care about these things even if they are not on your doorstep.

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12 Replies to “London”

  1. Isn't Richmond Park the constituency in which a Mr D Attenborough lives? Might explain why it is appropriately at the top of the list.

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  2. Londoners have been known to holiday, or have second homes, elsewhere in the country.

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  3. Mark, agree. What’s up with London? It must be a lack of awareness.
    Could you invite yourself to do some talks, starting with the London Wildlife Trust and the Woodberry Wetlands Project?

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  4. Almost right Mark, Tory areas=commuter belt, there are actually a lot of areas South/South East of the Thames that is Labour. Quite a blue clump near Heathrow, Slough/Windsor unsurprising

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    1. Douglas - indeed, but my point is that I think it is the north of river Labour constituencies that are the 'best' Labour ones for this e-petition, and the south of the river tory ones that are the 'best' Tory ones. Right?

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  5. On a side note; sometimes the simple methods are the best. At a party at my house last night I set up the petition page on a laptop and asked people to sign during the course of the evening. Everyone I asked (who hadn't signed already) did and, though I must admit the accuracy of the tally waned as the night wore on, I do distinctly remember passing the 25 signatures mark. Sheffield Central has popped up to equal 8th position nationally today (and only 3 signatures short of the BDGS 2 petition total), with others still to confirm their email address both from Central and a scatter of other constituencies. So, no need to make too much of a fuss about it; it didn't take any sort of themed event, just the mild hijacking of a common or garden gathering of friends and acquaintances!

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    1. 25, that’s a very good tally. And by a nice ruse:

      Host, toast and coax them.

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    2. This is the sort of thing I'd love to see at events like the falconry one I saw last year which involved 200+ people as very bare minimum number. The falconer was sympathetic, in fact he had his own dodgy estates story to tell. The issue would be directing attendees to laptop so they could sign up - how easy is that to do in a municipal park though, I have no idea myself very non techie? A few helpful falconers doing this and by God could make a hell of a difference in the areas they work in, what ambassadors they'd be for the petition. Well done Jim - you're obviously a popular fella.

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      1. Truth be told it wasn't even my party, Les. Just hosting for friend who's leaving for New Zealand!

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  6. PS the themes that came up in conversation were ecologically (dominant), animal welfare & the flooding in the Calder Valley (frequent), the scandal of subsidies (less common and usually prompted by me), and socking it to the toffs (one individual).

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