Public notice of petition to remove the MP for Peterborough Fiona Onasanya

Petition closed

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
Constituency Peterborough
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).
Petition successful Yes
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

Final Declaration Recall Petition

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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.

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