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State Funding of Political Candidates for Westminster Elections

Submitted on Saturday 27th August 2011

Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)

Petition Action

State Funding of Political Candidates for Westminster Elections

Additional Information

I would like the government to provide funds to candidates standing for elections to the House of Commons in accordance with my proposal set out in: http://www.freeratio.org/showthread.php?t=305817

Funds should be allocated to the candidates in a ranking system of money that they deserve on the basis of the petition numbers, eg

1000 signatures - £ 500
10,000 signatures - £5,000
100,000 signatures - £50,000

It is a good scheme because petitioners sponsoring a candidate will have to be convinced that they are signing a good cause and a candidate so that candidates that are no hopers or who cannot demonstrate a proven track record of having done social work or studied economics or the environment etc will not be be able to get signatures that will entitle them to the state funding. It will give good candidates a level playing field to try and win elections to Westminister.

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This petition was rejected

The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:

There's already a petition about this issue. We cannot accept a new petition when we already have one about a very similar issue.

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