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Andrew Selous

Conservative - South West Bedfordshire

Second Church Estates Commissioner

(since January 2020)

Debate information

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Significant South West Bedfordshire Petitions

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
113,250
c. 533 added daily
118,709
(Estimated)

Increase Number of Guests Permitted at Weddings, according to Venue Capacity

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 11 Sep 2020 Debated on - 9 Nov 2020 View Andrew Selous's petition debate contributions
4 Feb 2021
closes in 1 week, 3 days

Weddings take months and even years of intricate planning. Myself and many others believe the maximum number of guests authorised at wedding ceremonies should be increased. The number of guests permitted at weddings should be calculated according to venue capacity.

146,162
c. 798 added daily
150,489
(Estimated)

Let Us Dance - Support nightclubs, dance music events and festivals

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 14 Oct 2020 Debated on - 9 Nov 2020 View Andrew Selous's petition debate contributions
30 Jan 2021
closes in 5 days, 4 hours

Extend funding to nightclubs, dance music events and festivals as part of the £1.57bn support package announced by the government for Britain's arts and culture sector to survive the hit from the pandemic. #LetUSDance

123,309
Petition Closed

Demand the EU & UN sanction Brazil to halt increased deforestation of the Amazon

Gov Responded - 30 Sep 2019 Debated on - 7 Oct 2019 View Andrew Selous's petition debate contributions
24 Jan 2020
closed 1 year ago

The government of Brazil led by Bolsonaro favour the development of the Amazon rainforest over conservation, escalating deforestation. Deforestation threatens indigenous populations who live in the forest, loss of a precious and complex ecosystem and a vital carbon store that slows global warming.

109,553
Petition Closed

Ban the sale of animal fur in the UK.

Gov Responded - 28 Nov 2017 Debated on - 4 Jun 2018 View Andrew Selous's petition debate contributions
23 Mar 2018
closed 2 years, 10 months ago

Fur farming was banned in England and Wales in 2000, followed by Scotland in 2002. However fur products can still be legally imported from other countries and sold here in the UK. Much of this fur comes from countries that have very weak or no animal welfare laws at all.

148,248
Petition Closed

Ban the sale of puppies by pet shops & all commercial 3rd party dealers.

Gov Responded - 20 Mar 2018 Debated on - 21 May 2018 View Andrew Selous's petition debate contributions
1 Sep 2018
closed 2 years, 4 months ago

Removing puppies for sale from litter & mum often creates sick, traumatised, dysfunctional dogs. Puppies should be seen with their mum & transporting them to a different place for sale harms welfare. Regulating commercial 3rd party sales is ineffective to prevent harm & a ban is therefore necessary.

238,769
Petition Closed

Stop the privatisation of NHS services

Gov Responded - 20 Feb 2018 Debated on - 23 Apr 2018 View Andrew Selous's petition debate contributions
17 May 2018
closed 2 years, 8 months ago

We call for a ban on the outsourcing (privatisation) of NHS services, and stop the renewal of any outsourcing contracts already signed. Companies should not be profiteering from NHS contracts, when every pound of NHS budgets is desperately needed for more doctors and nurses, and to pay them more.


Most recent EDMs signed by Andrew Selous

Date Tabled Title Signatures
29 Sep 2020
Andrew Selous signed this EDM on Thursday 8th October 2020

Government funding for zoos and aquariums

Tabled by: Andrew Rosindell (Conservative - Romford)
That this House is concerned that not a single zoo has yet benefited from the Government’s Zoo Animals Fund and that very few are likely to stand to benefit from that funding; notes that, including the previous Zoo Support Fund, only 2 per cent of the Government’s support funds for …
14 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Oct 2020)
Signatures by party:
Conservative: 7
Labour: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Liberal Democrat: 1
Scottish National Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
6 Oct 2020
Andrew Selous signed this EDM as a sponsor on Wednesday 7th October 2020

Tackling child food insecurity

Tabled by: Robert Halfon (Conservative - Harlow)
That this House believes no child should go hungry; welcomes Government action to provide Free School Meals over the school summer holidays; recognises that families are still struggling to afford food, that 11 per cent of parents and 6 per cent of children have directly experienced food insecurity in the …
8 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Oct 2020)
Signatures by party:
Conservative: 6
Labour: 2
View All Andrew Selous's signed Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

Andrew Selous has not been granted any Urgent Questions in the current sitting

Andrew Selous has not been granted any Adjournment Debates in the current sitting

1 Bill introduced by Andrew Selous


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 make provision about periodical local authority reviews of the housing needs of Gypsy and Traveller communities; to make provision for the conversion of caravan sites into settled accommodation; to require local authorities to provide temporary caravan stopping sites where there is a demonstrated need; to create a criminal offence of unauthorised encampment; to make provision about the education of Gypsy and Traveller children; to require schools to have regard to Gypsy and Traveller culture and heritage in teaching; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Tuesday 13th November 2018
(Read Debate)