Four weeks – 106,000 signatures to ban driven grouse shooting

It’s exactly four weeks since this e-petition launched and we are over 106,000 signatures. That’s amazing!

I see that Calder Valley has just overtaken Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey on signatures – I reckon it will end up as top constituency when all e-petitions close ahead of a general election some time after 14 October.

So there are now a fairly certain five weeks clear for gathering more signatures. We in Wild Justice are having a bit of a think about how to get the numbers up a bit further. It would be good to top the previous best ever signature count for this subject which was (after six whole months) in 2016. And it would be good to stay about 100,000 ahead of the so-called ‘rival’ e-petition in favour of grouse shooting.

Here’s the ever-growing list of constituencies with more than 200 signatures already:

Calder Valley, Craig Whittaker MP (Con), 488 signatures

Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey, Drew Hendry MP (SNP), 487 signatures

High Peak, Ruth George MP (Lab), 457 signatures

Bristol West, Thangam Debbonaire MP (Lab), 413 signatures

Sheffield Hallam, Jared O’Mara MP (Ind), 408 signatures

Edinburgh North and Leith, Deidre Brock MP (SNP), 397 signatures

Isle of Wight, Bob Seely MP (Con), 389 signatures

Derbyshire Dales, Patrick McLoughlin MP (Con), 380 signatures

Ross, Skye and Lochaber, Ian Blackford MP (SNP), 379 signatures

Brighton Pavilion, Caroline Lucas MP (Green), 380 signatures

Skipton and Ripon, Julian Smith MP (Con), 363 signatures

Stroud, David Drew MP (Lab), 361 signatures

Argyll and Bute, Brendan O’Hara (SNP), 357 signatures

Somerton and Frome, David Warburton MP (Con), 338 signatures

East Lothian, Martin Whitfield MP (Lab), 333 signatures

Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk, John Lamont MP (Con), 328 signatures

Thirsk and Malton, Kevin Hollinrake MP (Con), 327 signatures

Edinburgh East, Tommy Sheppard MP (SNP), 323 signatures

South Norfolk, Richard Bacon MP (Con), 323 signatures

Ochill and South Perthshire, Luke Graham MP (Con), 321 signatures

Central Devon, Mel Stride MP (Con), 320 signatures

Wells, James Heappey MP (Con), 319 signatures

Suffolk Coastal, Therese Coffey MP (Con), 320 signatures

Westmorland and Lonsdale, Tim Farron MP (LibDem), 316 signatures

Truro and Falmouth, Sarah Newton MP (Con), 312 signatures

York Central, Rachael Maskell MP (Lab), 306 signatures

Cambridge, Daniel Zeichner MP (Lab), 301 signatures

South Cambridgeshire, Heidi Allen MP (Ind), 300 signatures

St Ives, Derek Thomas MP (Con), 299 signatures

Northeast Fife, Stephen Gethins MP (SNP), 297 signatures

Bridgwater and West Somerset, Ian Liddell-Grainger MP, 298 signatures

West Dorset, Oliver Letwin MP (Ind), 297 signatures

Tiverton and Honiton, Neil Parish MP (Con), 293 signatures

Sheffield Central, Paul Blomfield MP (Lab), 292 signatures

Totnes, Sarah Wollaston MP (Lib Dem), 291 signatures

Torridge and West Devon, Geoffrey Cox MP (Con), 290 signatures

Hove, Peter Kyle MP (Lab), 290 signatures

Penrith and The Border, Rory Stewart MP (Ind), 289 signatures

Perth and North Perthshire, Pete Wishart MP (SNP), 285 signatures

North Norfolk, Norman Lamb MP (LibDem), 287 signatures

Stirling, Stephen Kerr MP (Con), 280 signatures

Richmond, Rishi Sunak MP (Con), 278 signatures

North Dorset, Simon Hoare MP (Con), 278 signatures

South West Surrey, Jeremy Hunt MP (Con), 278 signatures

Sheffield Heeley, Louise Haigh MP (Lab), 275 signatures

Moray, Douglas Ross MP (Con), 275 signatures

Broadland, Keith Simpson MP (Con), 269 signatures

West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine, Andrew Bowie MP (Con), 268 signatures

Witney, Robert Courts MP (Con), 267 signatures

Brighton Kemptown, Lloyd Russel-Moyle MP (Lab), 267 signatures

Rushcliffe, Kenneth Clarke MP (Ind), 266 signatures

Edinburgh South, Ian Murray MP (Lab), 264 signatures

West Worcestershire, Harriet Baldwin MP (Con), 264 signatures

Cambourne and Redruth, George Eustice MP (Con), 264 signatures

Mid Norfolk, George Freeman MP (Con), 264 signatures

Bristol South, Karin Smith MP (Lab), 263 signatures

Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweedale, David Mundell MP (Con), 261 signatures

South Dorset, Richard Drax MP (Con), 259 signatures

Hexham, Guy Opperman MP (Con), 259 signatures

York Outer, Julian Sturdy MP (Con), 258 signatures

Lancaster and Fleetwood, Cat Smith MP (Lab), 257 signatures

Southeast Cambridgeshire, Lucy Frazer MP (Con), 257 signatures

Exeter, Ben Bradshaw MP (Lab), 257 signatures

North Somerset, Liam Fox MP (con), 257 signatures

Lewes, Maria Caulfield MP (Con), 257 signatures

Scarborough and Whitby, Robert Goodwill MP (Con), 254 signatures

Keighley, John Grogan MP (Lab), 252 signatures

Rutland and Melton, Alan Duncan MP (Con), 252 signatures

Midlothian, Danielle Rowley MP (Lab), 251 signatures

Wantage, Ed Vaizey MP (Ind), 251 signatures

Oxford West and Abingdon, Layla Moran MP (LibDem), 250 signatures

North Cornwall, Scott Mann MP (Con), 250 signatures

Sleaford and North Hykeham, Caroline Johnson MP (Con), 249 signatures

Edinburgh South West, Joanna Cherry MP (SNP), 249 signatures

Colne Valley, Thelma Walker MP (Lab), 248 signatures

Arundel and South Downs, Nick Herbert MP (Con), 247 signatures

Macclesfield, David Rutley MP (Con), 245 signatures

South East Cornwall, Sheryll Murray MP (Con), 244 signatures

North East Bedfordshire, Alistair Burt MP (Ind), 243 signatures

Ludlow, Philip Dunne MP (Con), 242 signatures

North Shropshire, Owen Paterson MP (Con), 242 signatures

Bath, Wera Hobhouse MP (LibDem), 241 signatures

North Herefordshire, Bill Wiggin MP (Con), 241 signatures

Chippenham, Michelle Donelan MP (Con), 240 signatures

Shrewsbury and Atcham, Daniel Kawczynski MP (Con), 239 signatures

Manchester Withington, Jeff Smith MP (Lab), 235 signatures

Henley, John Howell MP (Con), 235 signatures

Newton Abbott, Ann Marie Morris MP (Con), 242 signatures

Berwick-upon-Tweed, Ann-Marie Trevelyan MP (Con), 234 signatures

Harrogate and Knaresborough, Andrew Jones MP (Con), 232 signatures

East Worthing and Shoreham, Tim Loughton MP (Con), 231 signatures

New Forest West, Desmond Swayne MP (Con), 230 signatures

Chichester, Gillian Keegan MP (Con), 228 signatures

Mid Derbyshire, Pauline Latham MP (Con), 228 signatures

North East Hertfordshire, Oliver Heald MP (Con), 227 signatures

East Devon, Hugo Swire MP (Con), 227 signatures

Waveney, Peter Aldhous MP (Con), 227 signatures

North Devon, Peter Heaton-Jones MP (Con), 227 signatures

City of Chester, Christian Matheson MP (Lab), 226 signatures

Romsey and Southampton North, Caroline Nokes MP (Ind), 225 signatures

Canterbury, Rosie Duffield MP (Lab), 225 signatures

Central Suffolk and North Ipswich, Dan Poulter MP (Con), 225 signatures

Bury St Edmunds, Jo Churchill MP (Con), 224 signatures

North West Cambridgeshire, Shalesh Vara MP (Con), 224 signatures

Mid Dorset and North Poole, Michael Tomlinson MP (Con), 224 signatures

Richmond Park, Zac Goldsmith MP (Con), 224 signatures

South Thanet, Craig Mackinley MP (Con), 223 signatures

Banbury, Victoria Prentis MP (Con), 222 signatures

Twickenham, Vince Cable MP (LibDem), 222 signatures

East Yorkshire, Greg Knight MP (Con), 222 signatures

North East Somerset, Jacob Rees-Mogg MP (Con), 220 signatures

Tynemouth, Alan Campbell MP (Lab), 220 signatures

Leeds North West, Alex Sobel MP (Lab), 219 signatures

North Wiltshire, James Gray MP (Con), 218 signatures

Corby, Tom Pusglove MP (Con), 217 signatures

North East Derbyshire, Lee Rowley MP (Con), 216 signatures

South West Norfolk, Liz Truss MP, (Con), 216 signatures

Harwich and North Essex, Bernard Jenkin MP (Con), 215 signatures

Yeovil, Marcus Fish MP (Con), 215 signatures

Wealden, Nusrat Ghani MP (Con), 215 signatures

Amber Valley, Nigel Mills MP (Con), 214 signatures

Selby and Ainstey, Nigel Adams MP (Con), 214 signatures

Montgmeryshire, Glyn Davies MP (Con), 214 signatures

Buckingham, John Bercow MP (Speaker), 214 signatures

Huntingdon, Jonathan Djanogly MP (Con), 213 signatures

Fareham, Suella Braverman MP (Con), 213 signatures

Beverley and Holderness, Graham Stuart MP (Con), 212 signatures

Folkestone and Hythe, Damin Collins MP (Con), 212 signatures

St Austell and Newquay, Steve Double MP (Con), 209 signatures

East Hampshire, Damian Hinds MP (Con), 210 signatures

Mole Valley, Paul Beresford MP (Con), 210 signatures

Broxtowe, Anna Soubry MP (Independent), 209 signatures

South Suffolk, James Cartlidge MP (Con), 209 signatures

Congleton, Fiona Bruce MP, (Con), 209 signatures

Louth and Horncastle, Victoria Atkins MP (Con), 208 signatures

North West Norfolk, Henry Bellingham MP (Con), 208 signatures

Hereford and South Herefordshire, Jesse Norman MP (Con), 208 signatures

Glasgow North, Patrick Grady MP (SNP), 207 signatures

Saffron Walden, Kemi Badenoch MP (Con), 207 signatures

South West Wiltshire, Andrew Murrison MP (Con), 207 signatures

Daventry, Chris Heaton-Harris MP (Con), 206 signatures

Devizes, Claire Perry MP (Con), 206 signatures

Dover, Charlie Elphicke MP (Ind), 205 signatures

Hitchin and Harpenden, Bin Afolomi MP (Con), 205 signatures

Leeds North East, Peter Hamilton MP (Lab), 205 signatures

Brecon and Radnorshire, Jane Dodds MP (LibDem), 205 signatures

Newark, Robert Jenrick MP (Con), 204 signatures

Hornsey and Wood Green, Catherine West MP (Lab), 203 signatures

Bristol North West, Darren Jones MP (Lab), 203 signatures

Edinburgh West, Christine Jardine MP (LibDem), 202 signatures

Angus, Kirstene Hair MP (Con), 201 signatures

Newbury, Richard Benyon MP (Ind), 201 signatures

Dunfermline and West Fife, Douglas Chapman MP (SNP), 200 signatures

Crewe and Nantwich, Laura Smith MP (Lab), 200 signatures

Lincoln, Karen Lee MP (Lab), 200 signatures

North East Hampshire, Ranil Jayawardena MP (Con), 200 signatures

The e-petition is still open and welcomes more signatures – and more constituencies in this list.

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

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