The petition to decide whether Fiona Onasanya, the MP for Peterborough, should lose her seat as an MP and a by-election be held to decide who would be the MP for that constituency has closed.
The petition was successful, therefore a Parliamentary Election for Peterborough will be held on 6 June 2019.
The petition was started because Fiona Onasanya MP has been convicted of perverting the course of justice and sentenced to be imprisoned for 3 months.
|Petition signing period||Tuesday, 19 March 2019 to 01 May 2019|
|Recall condition||The relevant recall condition was due to Fiona Onasanya MP being convicted of perverting the course of justice and sentenced to be imprisoned for 3 months and no appeal being upheld (as per section 1(3) of the Recall of MPs Act 2015).|
|Number of electors eligible to sign the petition||69,673|
|Number of electors who validly signed the petition||19,261|
|Percentage of electors who validly signed the petition||27.64%|
|Number of rejected signing sheets due to:||62|
|No official mark||0|
|Unmarked or void for uncertainty||62|
|Total number of rejected signing sheets||62|
Publication of 10% threshold
After receiving the Speaker’s notice under section 5 of the Recall of MP’s Act 2015(a) the Petition Officer herewith gives public notice of:
(a) the number of persons who are entitled to sign the petition as 69,673
(b) the number of persons who would need to sign the petition for the petition to be successful in accordance with section 14 of the Recall of MP’s Act 2015(a) (determination of whether recall petition successful) as 6,967.