Give a free vote on EU Referendum

The previous e-petition on a referendum on EU membership garnered over 100,000 votes, however the government feels that they can ignore the public by using the three line whip.

This e-petition seeks to gain over 100,000 votes to force Parliament to have a free and unfettered vote on holding a referendum on EU membership.

Therefore if passed, then Parliament and the Government should once again vote on a EU membership referendum but allow MPs to vote according to their constituents wishes.

This e-petition has been rejected with the following reason given:

E-petitions cannot be used to request action on issues that are outside the responsibility of the government. This includes:

  • party political material
  • commercial endorsements including the promotion of any product, service or publication
  • issues that are dealt with by devolved bodies, eg The Scottish Parliament
  • correspondence on personal issues

E-petitions cannot be used for freedom of information requests.

The following explanatory notes have been added:

Whipping is a matter for political parties and not HM Government

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Created By

Andy Williams

Created On

Monday 24 October 2011

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