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Petitions achieving 43,000+ signatures –Petitions run for 6 months.

This page last updated 08.00, 5/11/2019

 

The petitions highlighted in pink were closed prematurely at 00.01 6 November 2019 to make way for the UK General Election on 12 December. They were not allowed to continue over into the next Parliament, and all petitions were required to start over again at zero signatures.

 

Final counts

47,000+, 50,000+, 100,000+

200,000+. 400,000+. 800,000+. 1,600,000+. 3,200,000+

 Closed petitions (date of start of petition). All run for 6 months.

 

Categories

 


Animal welfare.

 

Child/ student education, safety and welfare.

 

Environment

 

European Union = ANTI

 

European Union = PRO.

 

Government & Justice,

 

Health

 

Immigration = ANTI,

 

Immigration = PRO,

 

Media,

 

Minorities

 

Public safety and welfare.


 

Note 1) Numbers of petitions appearing, 2) numbers supporting each petition, 3) comparison with numbers supporting other petitions, in other categories.

 

Animal welfare.

23/9/2017 = Ban the sale of animal fur in the UK, 109,553

8/2/2018 = Reclassify the theft of a pet to a specific crime in its own right, 107,352

13/2/2018 = Create an independent welfare body to protect racehorses from abuse and death, 105,362

14/5/2018 = End the animal cruelty laws exemptions given to UK halal and shechita abattoirs, 45,924

19/9/2018 = End the export of live farm animals after Brexit, 100,752

1/10/2018 = Cats killed/injured by a vehicle are checked for a chip. 107,062

20/12/2018 = Make grey squirrel rescue exempt from Invasive Alien Species Order 2019, 59,354

27/2/2019 = Recognise animal sentience & require that animal welfare has full regard in law, 103,919

8/3/2019 = End the Cage Age: ban cages for all farmed animals, 107,186

13/3/2019 = Pet Theft Reform: Amend law to make pet theft a specific offence, 117,453

Birds

2/10/2017 = Ban Driven Grouse Shooting, 48,177

18/3/2019 = Make 'netting' hedgerows to prevent birds from nesting a criminal offence. 365,508

29/3/2019 = Grant legal protection to Swallow, Swift and Martin nest sites not just nests, 73,866

13/8/2019 = Ban Driven Grouse Shooting Wilful blindness is no longer an option, 111,962,

Dogs

1/3/2018 = Ban the sale of puppies by pet shops & all commercial 3rd party dealers, 148,248

14/5/2018 = The Government should end experiments on dogs, 80,691

22/6/1018 = Reject calls to add Staffordshire Bull Terriers to the Dangerous Dogs Act, 186,226

19/3/2019 = Revoke permission given for beagle breeding centre in Hull for animal testing, 46,451

 

Child/ student education, safety and welfare.

18/9/2017 = Change the GCSE English Literature exam from closed book to open book, 165,932

18/9/2017 = Keep Childcare Vouchers open beyond April 2018, 119,587

22/5/2018 = Give working mums support to pay child care for children between birth - 3yrs, 81,327

28/8/2018 = Re-instate nursing bursaries, 61,101

4/10/2018 = School should start at 10am as teenagers are too tired. 187,902

10/10/2018 = Increase college funding to sustainable levels - all students deserve equality! 72,241

19/11/2018 = Increase funding for schools. 113,825

18/12/2018 = Give parents the right to opt their child out of Relationship and Sex Education. 118,050

7/1/2019 = Schools to consult parents before teaching Relationships & Sex Education, 65,778

18/4/2019 = 15 hours free childcare to working parents for children over 9 months, 146,397

 

Environment

18/9/2017 = Ban balloon and sky lantern releases, 50,414

16/5/2018 = Ban the sale of products containing unsustainably sourced palm oil in the UK, 89,802

21/6/2018 = Require supermarkets to offer a plastic-free option for all their fruit & veg, 128,001

5/12/2018 = Ban the use of all non-recyclable and unsustainable food packaging, 247,048

17/4/2019 = Restore nature on a massive scale to help stop climate breakdown, 109,077

14/6/2019 = Ban energy-wasting open fridges and freezers in all retail outlets, 49,265

24/7/2019 = Demand EU & UN sanction Brazil to halt deforestation of the Amazon, 123,305

 

European Union = ANTI

14/9/2017 = Leave the EU immediately, 141,835

3/11/2017 = Stop the Common Fisheries Policy being adopted into UK law post-Brexit, 67,959

2/3/2018 = Ensure that the U.K. leaves the EU Single Market & Customs Union, 81,192

14/6/2018 = Leave the EU now, 66,971

31/7/2018 = Brexit re article 50 it must not be suspended/stopped under any circumstances, 116,485

1/8/2018 = Stop possible second referendum on E.U. membership, 135,936

17/10/2018 = Leave the EU without a deal in March 2019. 608,152

20/12/2018 = Walk away now! We voted for a No Deal Brexit, 46,560

31/1/2019 = Prime Minister should advise Her Majesty the Queen to prorogue Parliament, 100,718

4/3/2019 = Parliament must honour the Referendum result. Leave deal or no deal 29/03/19, 183,422

28/3/2019 = Leave the EU Without a deal on April 12th. 249,530

25/4/2019 = Repeal the Yvette Cooper/Oliver Letwin Act, 59,319

 

European Union = PRO.

12/9/2017 = Hold a referendum on the final Brexit deal, 145,119

17/11/2017 = Parliament vote on the Brexit deal must include an option to remain in the EU, 113,612

18/5/2018 = If there is no agreement to leave the EU then Brexit must be stopped, 110,136

10/8/2018 = STOP BREXIT, 112,578

26/11/2018 = Grant a People's Vote if Parliament rejects the EU Withdrawal Agreement. 144,523

16/1/2019 = Hold a second referendum on EU membership, 194,335

11/2/2019 = Revoke Art.50 if there is no Brexit plan by the 25 of February. 150,531

20/2/2019 = Revoke Article 50 and remain in the EU. 6,103,038

5/3/2019 = Halt Brexit For A Public Inquiry, 111,919

2/4/2019 = To establish a Public Inquiry into the conduct of the 2016 EU Referendum, 109,430

4/4/2019 = Without a Deal make "Revoke Article 50" the default action, 101,872

13/8/2019 = Recall Parliament immediately to urgently debate no-deal Brexit, 53,754

15/8/2019 = Do not prorogue Parliament, 1,725,628

14/10/2019 = Hold a referendum; to leave with the deal offered or remain in the EU, 60,815

 

Government & Justice,

12/9/2017 = Pay Up Now! Scrap the pay cap and give public servants a meaningful pay rise, 149,138

13/9/2017 = Make fair transitional state pension arrangements for 1950’s women, 117,716

30/11/2017 = Call on PM to take action to build public trust in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, 156,835

11/1/2018 = We want a Public Inquiry into the James Bulger murder case, 213,624

17/1/2018 = Give the electorate a referendum on the abolition of the House of Lords, 170,981

18/5/2018 = British Soldiers who served in N. Ireland must have immunity from prosecution, 54,116

22/2/2019 = Automatic by-election if an MP resigns membership of their political party, 47,092

13/3/2019 = Immunity for soldiers who worked in Northern Ireland, 150,324

15/3/2019 = Justice for Jodey Whiting. Independent inquiry into deaths linked to the DWP, 55,784

26/3/2019 = Change the voting system to one of proportional representation, 56,370

1/4/2019 = If Theresa May resigns as Prime Minister a general election must be held, 46,622

14/10/2019 = Halt all efforts to introduce ID checks at polling stations, 43,190

 

Health

17/11/2017 = Stop the privatisation of NHS services, 238,769

17/1/2018 = Make Orkambi available on the NHS for people with Cystic Fibrosis, 118,034

7/6/2018 = Prevent avoidable deaths by making autism/learning disability training mandatory, 52,149

3/8/2018 = Lower the age for smear tests from 25 to 18 to prevent cervical cancer, 205,359

16/11/2018 = NHS supply new drugs for Cystic Fibrosis like 11 other EU countries, 108,144

1/3/2019 = Don't put our NHS up for negotiation, 169,836

5/3/2019 = Lower the recommended age for a cervical smear test to 18, 77,736

23/5/2019 = I request a full public inquiry into death of my son, Matthew Leahy (20 yrs.), 105,113

4/6/2019 = The Air Ambulances to be government funded, 134,135

 

Immigration = ANTI,

14/9/2017 = Abolish the 0.7% GDP target for Foreign Aid, 55,152

20/11/2018 = The UK should not agree the UN's Global Compact for Migration. 131,617

 

Immigration = PRO,

6/12/2017 = Introduce automatic approval of visit visas for families of British Citizens, 71,178

6/4/2018 = Amnesty for anyone who was a minor that arrived in UK between 1948 to 1971, 180,482

8/5/2018 = Amnesty for illegal immigrants who have been in UK for 10 years, 46,592

20/3/2019 = British National (Overseas) Citizens (~HK) be given full British Citizenship, 101,951

 

Media,

21/9/2018 = Make TV election debates happen, establish an Indep. Debates Commission, 143,219

17/12/2018 = Public inquiry into the bias in the BBC, 105,415

17/12/2018 = Continue to fund free TV licences for the over 75 in the future, 171,980

20/12/2018 =  Abolish the BBC television license, 246,733

 

Minorities

22/11/2017 = Put pressure on Libya to take action to stop enslavement of Black Africans, 269,157

29/5/2018 = Public Holiday on Muslims religious occasions in the UK, 52,451

6/11/2018 = Stop the detention of people with autism & learning disabilities in ATU’s, 45,010

10/1/2019 = Laws to be introduced on social networks on hate preaching against religion(s), 115,999

12/2/2019 = Make online homophobia a specific criminal offence, 153,506

1/4/2019 = Call for an end to LGBT human rights violations in Brunei, 87,671

 

Public safety and welfare.

8/12/2017 = Premier League and Championship football clubs to introduce safe standing, 112,025

15/12/2017 = Insurance should be on the car itself instead of the individuals who drive it, 60,448

12/2/2018 = Abolish the subsidy on food and drink in the Palace of Westminster restaurants, 107,176

29/6/2018 = If England win the world cup, the Monday should be a bank holiday for 2018, 237,396

6/11/2018 = Ban all ISIS members from returning to UK. 598,254

3/12/2018 = People found with a knife get 10 years and using a knife 25 years in prison. 115,723

10/12/2018 = Strengthen workers' rights to tackle in-work poverty, 50,499

15/2/2019 = Violet-Grace’s Law - Life sentences for Death by Dangerous Driving, 167,506

8/8/2019 = Introduce a minimum sentence for carrying a knife, equal to carrying a firearm, 75,083

10/9/2019 = Hold online trolls accountable for their online abuse via their IP address, 133,676

Fireworks

6/10/2017 = Change the laws governing the use of fireworks to include a ban on public use, 113,284

30/10/2018 = Ban sale of fireworks to the public. Displays for licenced venues only. 307,897

18/10/2019 = Ban fireworks for general sale to the public, 303,150

25/10/2019 = All venues that hold firework displays to be licenced, 66,697

 

Ongoing petitions

Petitions have been suspended for the UK General Election 12 December 2019

 

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