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Jim Fitzpatrick

Labour - Former Member for Poplar and Limehouse



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Significant Poplar and Limehouse Petitions

Highest Poplar and Limehouse signature proportion
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Most Poplar and Limehouse signatures
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Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
167,506
Petition Closed

Violet-Grace’s Law - Life sentences for Death by Dangerous Driving

Gov Responded - 25 Feb 2019 Debated on - 8 Jul 2019 View Jim Fitzpatrick's petition debate contributions
15 Aug 2019
closed 1 year, 6 months ago

The men who killed our daughter drove a stolen a car at 83 mph in a 30 mph zone. They killed our 4-year-old daughter Violet-Grace and severely injured her nan, who has life-changing injuries. They will serve less time in prison than Violet was alive. I don’t want other families to suffer like this.

118,050
Petition Closed

Give parents the right to opt their child out of Relationship and Sex Education

Gov Responded - 9 Jan 2019 Debated on - 25 Feb 2019 View Jim Fitzpatrick's petition debate contributions
18 Jun 2019
closed 1 year, 8 months ago

We believe it is the parent’s fundamental right to teach their child RSE topics or to at least decide who teaches them and when and how they are taught. We want the right to opt our children out of RSE when it becomes mandatory in Sept 2020.

72,241
Petition Closed

Increase college funding to sustainable levels - all students deserve equality!

Gov Responded - 25 Feb 2019 Debated on - 21 Jan 2019 View Jim Fitzpatrick's petition debate contributions
10 Apr 2019
closed 1 year, 10 months ago

We call on the Government to urgently increase college funding to sustainable levels, including immediate parity with recently announced increases to schools funding. This will give all students a fair chance, give college staff fair pay and provide the high-quality skills the country needs.

35,203
Petition Closed

Make British Sign Language part of the National Curriculum

Gov Responded - 17 Oct 2017 Debated on - 5 Mar 2018 View Jim Fitzpatrick's petition debate contributions
12 Mar 2018
closed 2 years, 11 months ago

Around 50,000 people in the UK use British Sign Language, so why is this not taught in schools? There are many children who are born deaf, and we need to give them a better chance at a more integrated future. This is why BSL needs to be taught in schools.

113,284
Petition Closed

Change the laws governing the use of fireworks to include a ban on public use

Gov Responded - 27 Oct 2017 Debated on - 29 Jan 2018 View Jim Fitzpatrick's petition debate contributions
6 Apr 2018
closed 2 years, 11 months ago

Fireworks cause alarm, distress and anxiety to many people and animals. We call on the Secretary of State to make appropriate provision to secure that the risk of public use is the MINIMUM that is compatible with fireworks being used, as stated in Fireworks Act 2003 sect 2.


Most recent EDMs signed by Jim Fitzpatrick

Date Tabled Title Signatures
16 Oct 2019
Jim Fitzpatrick signed this EDM on Tuesday 29th October 2019

ASDA contract 6

Tabled by: Chris Stephens (Scottish National Party - Glasgow South West)
That this House notes with concern the decision by ASDA to proceed with proposals to put all hourly paid employees on flexible contracts (Contract 6) despite considerable concern about the proposed changes to employee terms and conditions; further notes that the flexibility clause in Contract 6 will force employees to …
48 signatures
(Most recent: 16 Dec 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 32
Scottish National Party: 9
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Independent: 2
Conservative: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
24 Oct 2019
Jim Fitzpatrick signed this EDM as a sponsor on Thursday 24th October 2019

Timetable for the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill

Tabled by: Lord Field of Birkenhead (Crossbench - Birkenhead)
That this House calls on the Government, if it is granted a flexible extension to Article 50 by the European Union, to work to a 14-day timetable for passing the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill, and to bring to an immediate end the flexible extension as soon as the Bill …
14 signatures
(Most recent: 29 Oct 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 7
Independent: 3
Conservative: 3
Crossbench: 1
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Commons initiatives

2 Urgent Questions tabled by Jim Fitzpatrick

Date Forum Title
17 Jun 2019 Commons Chamber Violent Crime
26 Oct 2010 Commons Chamber Firefighters (Industrial Action)

Jim Fitzpatrick has not been granted any Adjournment Debates in the current sitting

2 Bills introduced by Jim Fitzpatrick


A Bill to prohibit the use of wild animals in circuses; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Wednesday 3rd September 2014

The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. A Bill to provide for a fixed penalty charge for those caught smuggling dogs into the United Kingdom; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Wednesday 26th March 2014

519 Written Questions

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Private Rented Housing: Electrical Safety Social Rented Housing: Electrical Safety Regulator of Social Housing Housing Ombudsman Service: Complaints Housing Ombudsman Service: Public Appointments Regulator of Social Housing: Public Appointments Regulator of Social Housing: Public Appointments Regulator of Social Housing Housing Ombudsman Service Housing Ombudsman Service: Public Appointments High Rise Flats: Insulation High Rise Flats: Insulation Leasehold: Unfair Practices Housing Ombudsman Service Housing Ombudsman Service: Staff Regulator of Social Housing: Public Appointments Regulator of Social Housing: Public Appointments Regulator of Social Housing: Public Appointments Regulator of Social Housing: Public Appointments Regulator of Social Housing Clarion Housing Group Housing Ombudsman Service Housing Ombudsman Service Housing Ombudsman Service Housing Ombudsman Service Housing Ombudsman Service Housing Ombudsman Service Housing: Fire Extinguishers Housing Ombudsman Service Housing Ombudsman Service Housing Ombudsman Service: Staff Regulator of Social Housing: Public Appointments Private Rented Housing: Electrical Safety Local Government Finance Electrical Safety: Older People Owner Occupation: Electrical Safety Private Rented Housing: Electrical Safety Private Rented Housing: Electrical Safety Housing: Ombudsman Housing: Ombudsman Housing Ombudsman Service: Public Appointments Housing Ombudsman Service: Standards Housing Ombudsman Service: Staff Housing Ombudsman Service: Staff Housing Ombudsman Service: Standards Housing Ombudsman Service: Complaints Buildings: Fire Prevention Buildings: Fire Prevention Buildings: Fire Prevention High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention Buildings: Fire Prevention Building Regulations: Disability Domestic Safety Domestic Safety Housing: Ombudsman Housing Ombudsman Service: Standards Building Regulations and Fire Safety Independent Review Bed and Breakfast Accommodation Homelessness Bed and Breakfast Accommodation Bed and Breakfast Accommodation Bed and Breakfast Accommodation High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention High Rise Flats: Insulation Insulation: Safety Building Regulations: Fires Building Regulations: Fires Insulation: Safety Grenfell Tower: Fires Buildings: Safety High Rise Flats: Safety Fire Prevention Department for Communities and Local Government: Ministerial Policy Advisers High Rise Flats: Insulation Fire Prevention Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Staff Department for Communities and Local Government: Ministerial Policy Advisers High Rise Flats: Insulation Fire Prevention High Rise Flats: Insulation Fire Prevention: Greater London Fire Regulations High Rise Flats: Insulation Fire Prevention Fire Extinguishers: Schools Building Regulations: Fires Building Regulations: Fires Building Regulations: Fires Markets Markets Markets: Young People Local Council Tax Support Schemes Independent Review Care Homes Non-domestic Rates: Solar Power Homelessness: Children Local Council Tax Support Schemes Independent Review Household Surveys London City Airport: Planning Permission Mayors: Tower Hamlets Elections: Tower Hamlets Fraud: Tower Hamlets Local Government: Tower Hamlets Private Rented Housing: Safety Fires: Electrical Safety Fires: Older People Housing: Fires Public Expenditure Ministers' Quarterly Returns Freedom of Information Private Rented Housing Housing: Fires Private Rented Housing: Fires Private Rented Housing Fires: Safety Vaccination: Children MMR Vaccine MMR Vaccine NHS: Billing Hearing Aids Audiology Audiology Hospices Hospices Air Pollution Air Pollution Health Services: Standards Cochlear Implants Obesity: Children Obesity: Children Exercise Obesity: Children NHS: Drugs Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Accident and Emergency Departments Pneumonia: Accident and Emergency Departments Accountable Care Organisations Cancer: Health Services Cancer Cancer Cancer Audiology Paediatrics: Audiology Physiology: Standards Audiology: Standards Audiology Audiology Obesity: Children Obesity: Children Obesity: Children Exercise: Children Cancer: Screening Cancer: Screening Hearing Impairment: Health Services Paediatrics: Audiology Cancer: Screening Cervical Cancer: Screening Cervical Cancer: Health Education HIV Infection Blood: Clinics Blood: Clinics Hearing Aids Hospital Beds: Dementia Dementia: Health Services Dementia: Health Services Dementia: Social Services Cervical Cancer: Health Education Cancer: Health Education Dementia Dementia General Practitioners General Practitioners: North of England General Practitioners NHS Walk-in Centres: Tower Hamlets Smoke and Chimney Gases HIV Infection: Screening Medical Treatments: Innovation Food: Fraud Food: Fraud Food: Fraud Food: Fraud Food: Fraud General Practitioners None None None None None Greyhounds: Exports Greyhounds: China Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 Dangerous Dogs Dangerous Dogs Air Pollution: Children Air Pollution: Children Air Pollution Dogs: Exports Greyhounds: Animal Welfare Greyhounds Greyhounds: Animal Welfare Greyhounds: Animal Welfare Greyhounds: Animal Welfare Animal Welfare: Sentencing Dogs: Exports Trade in Animals and Related Products Regulations 2011: Reviews Dogs: Diseases Pet Travel Scheme: Dogs Bovine Tuberculosis: Dogs Dogs: Imports Investment Returns: Agriculture Pets: Imports Environment Protection: Public Consultation Agriculture: Trees Animal Welfare: EU Grants and Loans Flood Control: Trees Welfare of Racing Greyhounds Regulations 2010 Welfare of Racing Greyhounds Regulations 2010 Greyhound Racing Greyhound Racing Trade in Animals and Related Products Regulations 2011 Nature Conservation Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species Cats: Animal Breeding Litter: Departmental Coordination Flood Control Dogs: Imports Dogs: Imports Animal Welfare: Circuses Dogs: Imports Reservoirs Reservoirs Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control Greyhounds: Animal Welfare Greyhounds: Animal Welfare Greyhounds: Animal Welfare Horse Passports Horses: Animal Welfare Horses: Animal Welfare Nature Conservation: Crime Dogs: Imports Dogs: Sales Dangerous Dogs Dangerous Dogs Bovine Tuberculosis: Vaccination Bovine Tuberculosis: Vaccination Bovine Tuberculosis: Vaccination Animal Welfare: Circuses Dangerous Dogs Dangerous Dogs Dangerous Dogs Nature Conservation: Cybercrime Wildlife: Smuggling Dogs Biofuels Animal Welfare: Circuses Food: Public Opinion Electric Vehicles: Charging Points Road Traffic Offences: Insurance Road Traffic Offences: Insurance Roads: Accidents Cycling: Finance Road Traffic Offences: Safety Belts Roads: Safety Roads: Safety Cycling and Walking Cycling and Walking Shared Spaces Diesel Vehicles: Pollution Control Heathrow Airport: Railways Taxis: Conditions of Employment Electric Vehicles: Greater London Electric Vehicles: Charging Points Electric Vehicles: Charging Points Motor Vehicles: Safety Roads: Safety Aviation: EU Law Speed Limits: Cameras London Airports Aviation Roads: Safety Roads: Safety Roads: Safety Roads: Safety Driving Tests Driving Tests Driving Tests Driving Tests Shipping: Registration Roads: Safety Taxis: Crime Prevention Taxis Taxis London Airports: Noise London Airports: Noise London Airports: Noise Night Flying: Noise Ports: Planning Permission Shipping: Exhaust Emissions Unmanned Air Vehicles Regional Airports Biofuels Exhaust Emissions: Greater London Exhaust Emissions: Greater London Aviation: Fuels Exhaust Emissions: Greater London River Thames: Transport Aviation Aviation: Fuels Walking Roads: Accidents Transport: Finance Pedestrian Crossings Motor Vehicles None None None None Special Educational Needs Special Educational Needs: Inspections Special Educational Needs: Inspections Special Educational Needs Special Educational Needs Special Educational Needs: Teachers Special Educational Needs: Teachers Schools: Fire Prevention Schools: Fires Schools: Fire Prevention Voluntary Schools Out-of-School Education: Inspections Schools: Admissions Out-of-School Education Out-of-School Education: Inspections Out-of-School Education: Public Consultation Apprentices: Small Businesses Children: Exercise Swimming: Primary Education Apprentices: Learning Disability Overseas Students: Fees and Charges and Loans Schools: Fire Extinguishers Schools: Fire Extinguishers Schools: Fires Sign Language: GCSE Special Educational Needs: Hearing Impairment Special Educational Needs: Hearing Impairment UK Commission for Employment and Skills: Closures Schools: Fires Schools: Fire Extinguishers Children: Hearing Impairment Children's Play Schools: Nurses Primary Education: Ramadan Schools: Nurses Pupils: Rickets Special Educational Needs Special Educational Needs