What is a recall petition?

24 July 2018

What is a Recall Petition?

If a recall petition is called and you are a constituent of the area, you can sign a petition to have an MP removed 

How do I sign the Petition?

A notice about the petition will be posted out to every constituent in that area. You can sign it, if you want, in a few ways.

Firstly, you can go in person to one of the places set up in the area. You will be told about these after a recall petition is announced. Or, without having to give a reason, you can ask to sign a petition by post and it will be sent to you. You can ask to sign the petition using a proxy. A proxy is someone who can sign the petition for you. You must apply to use a proxy and explain why you can’t reasonably be expected to sign the petition yourself.  Information on how to do this will be provided.

How long does this all last?

The petition will be open for six weeks, from 9am-5pm week-days.

If 10% of constituents in the area sign it the MP will be removed and there will be a by-election.  More information will be published on this site after hearing from Parliament.

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