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Petitions Committee

The Petitions Committee is appointed by the House of Commons to consider e-petitions submitted on and public (paper) petitions presented to the House of Commons.

Current membership

Catherine McKinnell MP (Labour, Newcastle upon Tyne North) (Chair)

Tonia Antoniazzi MP (Labour, Gower)

Elliot Colburn MP (Conservative, Carshalton and Wallington)

Martyn Day MP (Scottish National Party, Linlithgow and East Falkirk)

Steve Double MP (Conservative, St Austell and Newquay)

Chris Evans MP (Labour, Islywn)

Katherine Fletcher MP (Conservative, South Ribble)

Nick Fletcher MP (Conservative, Don Valley)

Mike Hill MP (Labour, Hartlepool)

Tom Hunt MP (Conservative, Ipswich)

Theresa Villiers MP (Conservative, Chipping Barnet)

Kerry McCarthy MP (Bristol East) was also a member of the committee during this inquiry.


The powers of the Committee are set out in House of Commons Standing Orders, principally in SO No. 145A. These are available on the internet via


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Committee reports are published on the Committee’s website and in print by Order of the House.

Committee staff

The current staff of the Committee are Paul Connolly (Media Relations Officer), Ed Faulkner (Second Clerk), Stella-Maria Gabriel (Senior Committee Assistant), Kay Gammie (Enquiries and Engagement Assistant), Zoe Hays (Petitions and Engagement Officer), Emma McIntosh (Head of Petitions Engagement), Hannah Olbison (Senior Media Relations Officer), Shane Pathmanathan (Petitions Moderation Officer), Ben Sneddon (Clerk), and Stephen Wilson (Petitions and Communication Manager).

Published: 6 July 2020