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Alex Cunningham

Labour - Stockton North

Shadow Minister (Justice)

(since April 2020)

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Significant Stockton North Petitions

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
113,825
Petition Closed

Increase funding for schools

Gov Responded - 5 Feb 2019 Debated on - 4 Mar 2019 View Alex Cunningham's petition debate contributions
19 May 2019
closed 1 year, 8 months ago

Schools are having to make difficult choices on how to spend their limited funding as their income has not kept pace with the rise in costs since 2010. All schools are working very hard to “make ends meet” but this is becoming increasingly difficult and verging on almost impossible.

119,587
Petition Closed

Keep Childcare Vouchers open beyond April 2018

Gov Responded - 12 Oct 2017 Debated on - 15 Jan 2018 View Alex Cunningham's petition debate contributions
18 Mar 2018
closed 2 years, 10 months ago

Hundreds of thousands of parents will lose out under the new tax-free childcare. The voucher schemes should be kept open alongside tax-free childcare to give parents a genuine choice for the support that best suits their family.


Most recent EDMs signed by Alex Cunningham

Date Tabled Title Signatures
10 Jun 2020
Alex Cunningham signed this EDM on Thursday 18th June 2020

Judge-led public inquiry into the Horizon scandal

Tabled by: Kevan Jones (Labour - North Durham)
That this House recognises the life-changing injustices experienced by subpostmasters throughout the Horizon scandal; notes with the deepest sadness that subpostmasters have served custodial sentences and suffered bankruptcy for offences they did not commit; recognises the role of the Government in prolonging this crisis through not fulfilling their role of …
77 signatures
(Most recent: 1 Sep 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 32
Labour: 26
Conservative: 6
Liberal Democrat: 5
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Independent: 2
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Alliance: 1
17 Jun 2020
Alex Cunningham signed this EDM as a sponsor on Thursday 18th June 2020

Cessation of Production and Redundancies at De La Rue Gateshead

Tabled by: Liz Twist (Labour - Blaydon)
That this House deplores De La Rue’s proposal to cease banknote production at their facility in Gateshead; regrets the Government's award of the passport printing contract to an overseas company; is concerned about putting 255 highly-skilled workers at risk of redundancy in addition to 170 posts made redundant in 2019; …
16 signatures
(Most recent: 22 Jul 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 15
Scottish National Party: 1
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Commons initiatives

Alex Cunningham has not been granted any Urgent Questions in the current sitting

Alex Cunningham has not been granted any Adjournment Debates in the current sitting

1 Bill introduced by Alex Cunningham


A Bill to prohibit unpaid work experience exceeding four weeks; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Friday 11th September 2020
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Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA

Alex Cunningham has not supported any legislation in the current parliamentary sitting


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