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 STOKE-ON-TRENT, NEWCASTLE-UNDER-LYME, STAFFORDSHIRE MOORLANDS, SOUTH CHESHIRE

How many people in your constituency have signed petition for general election


A petition to government to call a general election has reached over 203,000* signatures on the parliament petitions website.

At 100,000 Parliament considers all petitions for debate.


The petition says

“The chaos engulfing the UK government is unprecedented. Over 40 ministers resigned leaving departments without leadership during cost of living, energy and climate crises. War rages in Ukraine; the Northern Ireland Protocol has further damaged our relationship with Europe; recession looms; the UK itself may cease to exist as Scotland seeks independence. This is the greatest set of challenges we have seen in our lifetimes. Let the people decide who leads us through this turmoil.”


In The Staffordshire Moorlands constituency    262* people have signed the petition. -MP Karen Bradley (con)


In the Macclesfield constituency 415* people have signed the petition - MP David Rutley (con)


In the Congleton Constituency 379* people have signed the petition -MP Fiona Bruce (con)


In the Stone Constituency 233* people have signed the petition- MP Bill Cash (con)



On September 20th the cabinet office responded

“The United Kingdom is a Parliamentary democracy, not a Presidential one. Following the general election of December 2019, Members of Parliament of the governing party (the Conservative Party) were elected, such that there is a majority in the House of Commons. This remains the case. A change in the leader of the governing party does not trigger a general election – this has been the case under governments of successive political colours.

The Dissolution and Calling of Parliament Act 2022 provides that Parliament is automatically dissolved five years after it first meets (unless it is dissolved sooner), otherwise the timing is a matter of discretion for the incumbent Prime Minister (subject to re-established constitutional conventions).

In her speech of 6 September 2022, the new Prime Minister set out three early priorities: to grow Britain’s economy, deal with the energy crisis caused by Putin’s war, and putting the national health service on a firm footing. The Prime Minister is determined to address the challenges the country faces and ensure opportunity and prosperity for all people and future generations.”



*figures correct as of 5pm September 30th



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