Petitions – UK Government and Parliament

All petitions will now close at 00:01am on 3 May 2017

There will be an early General Election on Thursday 8 June. This means that Parliament has to be dissolved at 00:01am (just after midnight) on Wednesday 3 May, and that all parliamentary business – including petitions – has to stop.

Find out more on the Petitions Committee website

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If a petition gets 10,000 signatures, the government will respond

  1. Stop the proposed downgrading of Southend Hospital A&E Department.

    The government responded

    To ensure sustainability, the local NHS is reviewing services across the Basildon, Southend and Chelmsford sites, including urgent and emergency care. There will be a full public consultation.

    Read the response in full

  2. Allow 16/17 year olds to vote.

    The government responded

    The Government has no plans to change the voting age in elections.

    Read the response in full

  3. Stop making Nurses have to pay a Registration Fee of £ 120 per year.

    The government responded

    The NMC, as an independent body, sets a registration fee at the level required to fund its regulatory activity including registration and revalidation, education and standards and fitness to practise.

    Read the response in full

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See all petitions waiting for a government response (11)


If a petition gets 100,000 signatures, it will be considered for debate in Parliament

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