Which constituencies are already over the line?

If you need to get 100,000 signatures across 650 Westminster parliamentary constituencies then if each of them raised 154 signatures that would do!

The Wild Justice e-petition calling for a ban on driven grouse shooting, led by Chris Packham, is only in its third day and has already got half way! We topped 50,000 signatures before 9pm yesterday evening.

The following 28 constituencies have already passed the 154 signatures mark (and look like a list of places I would quite like to live):

Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey, Drew Hendry MP (SNP), 285 signatures

High Peak, Ruth George MP (Lab), 239 signatures

Calder Valley, Craig Whittaker MP (Con), 223 signatures

Derbyshire Dales, Patrick McLoughlin MP (Con), 206 signatures

Bristol West, Thangam Debbonaire MP (Lab), 206 signatures

Ross, Skye and Lochaber, Ian Blackford MP (SNP), 205 signatures

Edinburgh North and Leith, Deidre Brock MP (SNP), 191 signatures

Sheffield Hallam, Jared O’Mara MP (Ind), 190 signatures

Argyll and Bute, Brendan O’Hara (SNP), 187 signatures

Isle of Wight, Bob Seely MP (con), 179 signatures

Ochill and South Perthshire, Luke Graham MP (Con), 176 signatures

East Lothian, Martin Whitfield MP (Lab), 175 signatures

Stroud, David Drew MP (Lab), 175 signatures

Brighton Pavilion, Caroline Lucas MP (Green), 170 signatures

Truro and Falmouth, Sarah Newton MP (Con), 169 signatures

Somerton and Frome, David Warburton MP (Con), 168 signatures

Northeast Fife, Stephen Gethins MP (SNP), 168 signatures

Thirsk and Malton, Kevin Hollinrake MP (Con), 167 signatures

Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk, John Lamont MP (Con), 166 signatures

Wells, James Heappey MP (Con), 162 signatures

Skipton and Ripon, Julian Smith MP (Con), 159 signatures

St Ives, Derek Thomas MP (Con), 159 signatures

Westmorland and Lonsdale, Tim Farron MP (LibDem), 159 signatures

West Dorset, Oliver Letwin MP (Con), 156 signatures

South Cambridgeshire, Heidi Allen MP (Ind), 155 signatures

Suffolk Coastal, Therese Coffey MP (Con), 155 signatures

Sheffield Central, Paul Blomfield MP (Lab), 154 signatures

Edinburgh East, Tommy Sheppard MP (SNP), 154 signatures

I wonder how many more there will be by the end of today.

Please sign this e-petition calling for driven grouse shooting to be banned.

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9 Replies to “Which constituencies are already over the line?”

  1. 53k plus. Please note the caveat on the petition that if it gets past 100,000 ‘it will be considered for debate’. Their get out clause is a similar debate in the recent past. What is the governments definition of recent?
    Let’s not take chances, let’s get this to 250k, then let’s see them ignore us.
    When you ask your friends to sign please also remember to ask them to share.

  2. Mark a technical question really. This new petition is very likely to reach and surpass 100k like the last ones. Is the govt compelled to hold another debate so soon after the last one? What’s the process?

  3. Well done so far, Mark. Will it be possible to ensure that if this is debated again, Mr Double does not get to chair since he made such a dog's breakfast of it last time? Otherwise it is hardly worth doing it all again. And yes, NE Fife is a great place to live and you will be very welcome here. Best of luck to all the petitioners.

  4. Presumably it can be scrapped entirely if the Government folds or quits? and then we would have to start again with a new government in place?

    1. Louise - whatever happens we get a government response, I believe. It is important to get to 100,000 signatures, and quickly, to maximise the chance of a debate at some stage. We are already planning for that debate whilst also planning new ways to maximise the number of signatures.

  5. How many MPs are there who can be relied upon to turn up and put the case for a ban, assuming a debate takes place? The huntin' and shootin' brigade have mustered a three line whip before and if another debate is staged it's safe to assume that they will do so again.


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