Remove the whipping system

The citizens of the UK have been denied their democratic right to a referendum on the EU by the imposition of a three line whip by the Prime Minister. The whipping system should be abolished so that all MPs are free to vote in the interests of their constituents.

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

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The following explanatory notes have been added:

Whipping is a matter for political parties and not HM Government.

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Created By

Tim Lyons

Created On

Tuesday 25 October 2011

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