78,620 signatures in two weeks – a great start!

I caught myself feeling a bit disappointed with how quickly the signatures for Chris Packham’s petition were amassing the other day – but it is just two weeks of existence and well over three quarters of the way to the hoped-for 100,000 signatures. That is a fantastic rate of progress – let’s not forget.

Here are those constituencies which have already passed 200 signatures:

Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey, Drew Hendry MP (SNP), 391 signatures

High Peak, Ruth George MP (Lab), 357 signatures

Calder Valley, Craig Whittaker MP (Con), 355 signatures

Ross, Skye and Lochaber, Ian Blackford MP (SNP), 303 signatures

Bristol West, Thangam Debbonaire MP (Lab), 303 signatures

Derbyshire Dales, Patrick McLoughlin MP (Con), 298 signatures

Edinburgh North and Leith, Deidre Brock MP (SNP), 293 signatures

Sheffield Hallam, Jared O’Mara MP (Ind), 292 signatures

Argyll and Bute, Brendan O’Hara (SNP), 279 signatures

Brighton Pavilion, Caroline Lucas MP (Green), 276 signatures

Isle of Wight, Bob Seely MP (Con), 274 signatures

Stroud, David Drew MP (Lab), 263 signatures

Somerton and Frome, David Warburton MP (Con), 257 signatures

Skipton and Ripon, Julian Smith MP (Con), 255 signatures

Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk, John Lamont MP (Con), 252 signatures

Truro and Falmouth, Sarah Newton MP (Con), 250 signatures

Ochill and South Perthshire, Luke Graham MP (Con), 248 signatures

Thirsk and Malton, Kevin Hollinrake MP (Con), 247 signatures

Westmorland and Lonsdale, Tim Farron MP (LibDem), 246 signatures

Northeast Fife, Stephen Gethins MP (SNP), 237 signatures

Suffolk Coastal, Therese Coffey MP (Con), 236 signatures

Wells, James Heappey MP (Con), 233 signatures

West Dorset, Oliver Letwin MP (Con), 231 signatures

South Norfolk, Richard Bacon MP (Con), 230 signatures

South Cambridgeshire, Heidi Allen MP (Ind), 230 signatures

Perth and North Perthshire, Pete Wishart MP (SNP), 228 signatures

North Norfolk, Norman Lamb MP (LibDem), 228 signatures

Central Devon, Mel Stride MP (Con), 227 signatures

Stirling, Stephen Kerr MP (Con), 225 signatures

York Inner, Rachael Maskell MP (Lab), 224 signatures

Edinburgh East, Tommy Sheppard MP (SNP), 221 signatures

Sheffield Central, Paul Blomfield MP (Lab), 219 signatures

Bridgwater and West Somerset, Ian Liddell-Grainger MP, 219 signatures

West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine, Andrew Bowie MP (Con), 218 signatures

Moray, Douglas Ross MP (Con), 216 signatures

Penrith and The Border, Rory Stewart MP (Con), 214 signatures

Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweedale, David Mundell MP (Con), 214 signatures

Hove, Peter Kyle MP (Lab), 213 signatures

Richmond, Rishi Sunak MP (Con), 212 signatures

St Ives, Derek Thomas MP (Con), 211 signatures

North Dorset, Simon Hoare MP (Con), 210 signatures

Hexham, Guy Opperman MP (Con), 207 signatures

Cambridge, Daniel Zeichner MP (Lab), 207 signatures

Torridge and West Devon, Geoffrey Cox MP (Con), 207 signatures

Mid Norfolk, George Freeman MP (Con), 206 signatures

Southeast Cambridgeshire, Lucy Frazer MP (Con), 206 signatures

Sheffield Heeley, Louise Haigh MP (Lab), 205 signatures

Totnes, Sarah Wollaston MP (Lib Dem), 204 signatures

Lancaster and Fleetwood, Cat Smith MP (Lab), 202 signatures

Midlothian, Danielle Rowley MP (Lab), 202 signatures

Tiverton and Honiton, Neil Parish MP (Con), 201 signatures

Chippenham, Michelle Donelan MP (Con), 200 signatures

Edinburgh South, Ian Murray MP (Lab), 200 signatures

Please sign this e-petition by Chris Packham calling for a ban of driven grouse shooting.

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3 Replies to “78,620 signatures in two weeks – a great start!”

  1. I don’t think we should feel disappointed at all with the rate of signatures. Looked at dispassionately it is a fantastic achievement to gain all these signatures about 78,000 in just two weeks and on going nicely. This rate I hope should send shivers down the backs of the shooters.
    We will win this campaign, there is a long way still to go but with Chris’s , Mark’s and Ruth’s leadership we will win. and “bend” the barrels of the guns of these wretched, cruel shooters and there supporters.

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    1. The only media I have seen covering our petition has been the Canary. This petition of ours could be unparalleled is gaining such support without the issue being covered by the media. It must unnerving waiting for your dirty business to become news.

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  2. As Alan says, don't be disappointed as the speed at which the petition flew was akin to a bullet out of a gun and it must have seriously annoyed those who are increasingly themselves are under fire and constantly having to justify slaughter and shrug off increasing levels of illegal wildlife crime as still just a 'few bad apples'.

    Look at the issues that the iconic Hen Harrier has come to represent and then ask how on earth we could fail? Social media is our ally in this quest, so let's continue to use it and to engage and educate the public about why we need healthy upland moors, for us and the ecosystem services they deliver for us (how I dislike that term) and the stunning wildlife which make it their home.

    Think positive 'team' Wild Justice, there's just a tad over 21k to secure in around 18 days (in case a GE is called) .... #WeWillWin 🙂

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