This petition was submitted during the 2015–2017 Conservative government

Rejected petition Referendum or electoral campaigns secured by misinformation declared null & void

The success of democracy depends upon the ability of the people to make informed decisions. Without truthful campaigns on all sides, democracy is reduced to little more than a puppet show, with dire and far-reaching consequences. Deliberately misleading the general public should be an offence.

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We propose the following:
1) If a referendum or electoral campaign is run on the basis of promises, statements, inferences or implied actions that then prove to be untrue, misrepresented, misleading or inaccurate, or if the party has no intention or clear plan for carrying out such actions, the result must be considered null and void.
2) Campaigns overseen for accuracy
3) The EU referendum on June 23rd 2016 be cast as ‘null and void’ on account of false and misleading representation.

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