Recall petition has two weeks left

A recall petition for the Peterborough parliamentary seat of MP Fiona Onasanya has two weeks left to run.

The petition was launched following official notification to petition officer Gillian Beasley last month from the Speaker of the House of Commons, Sir John Bercow MP.

Residents who are Peterborough Constituency parliamentary electors will have received a letter through the post about the recall petition and where they can attend to sign. Each elector has been allocated a signing place.

There are ten signing places where people can attend to sign for the petitions. These are at Werrington Library, Bretton Library, St Luke’s Church on Mayor’s Walk, Peterborough Town Hall, East Community Centre, Dogsthorpe Library, Eye Youth and Community Centre, Bedford Hall in Thorney, Honeyhill Children’s Centre in Paston and The Bull public house in Guntons Road, Newborough.

Registered electors are able to attend and sign a petition sheet and place this in the ballot box at the signing place.

Signing places are open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am to 5pm, on Tuesdays from 7am to 5pm and on Thursdays from 9am to 10pm.

Residents have until 5pm on Wednesday 1 May 2019 to sign the petition.

Anyone wishing to appoint a proxy have until 5pm on 24 April 2019. Further information on how to apply for a proxy can be found either by visiting Town Hall in Bridge Street or on our proxy votes web page.

If 10 percent of the electorate, 6,967 people sign the petition, the MP would lose her seat and a by-election will be triggered. No updates on how many people have signed the petition can be given whilst the process in ongoing.

The result will be sent to the Speaker of the House of Commons on Wednesday 1 May 2019 and we must then await his reply before publishing.

The process of running the recall petition is estimated to cost in the region of £500,000 and will be fully funded by the Government.

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