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e-petition should have both vote-for and a vote-against

Submitted on Wednesday 14th December 2011

Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)

Petition Action

e-petition should have both vote-for and a vote-against

Additional Information

An e-petition currently only has a vote-for button and hence some one who objects to the e-petition has no way to voice their objection.

I propose that a new option 'vote-against' is introduced. If someone objects to the e-petition they click vote-against.

I don't think that an abstention button is required but this is a further refinement if necessary.

The criteria for passing to the back-benchers may need to be redefined:

eg retain status quo - more than 100,000 fors
or more than 100,000 net votes
or more than 100,000 total votes

Perhaps the arbitrary 100,000 should be replaced by 0.1% of UK population (approx 70 million) ie 70,000.

NB. A low net vote with high total votes indicates contention and may need to be debated anyway.


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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.

You are more likely to get action on this issue if you sign and share a single petition.

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