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The all time greats. The petitions that get talked about, that make the news. Some of them even change government policy. Or not, as the case may be. But all of them get noticed.

OPEN indicates petitions that are still open for signatures as of the current data update.

  1. Revoke Article 50 and remain in the EU.
    Open from Wednesday 20th February 2019 to Tuesday 20th August 2019
    6,103,056 signatures

  2. EU Referendum Rules triggering a 2nd EU Referendum
    Open from Wednesday 25th May 2016 to Friday 25th November 2016
    4,150,262 signatures

  3. Prevent Donald Trump from making a State Visit to the United Kingdom.
    Open from Tuesday 29th November 2016 to Tuesday 2nd May 2017
    1,863,708 signatures

  4. Do not prorogue Parliament
    Open from Thursday 15th August 2019 to Wednesday 6th November 2019
    1,725,630 signatures

  5. End child food poverty – no child should be going hungry
    OPEN Opened on Wednesday 14th October 2020 at 4.04 PM
    1,103,394 signatures so far

  6. Give the Meningitis B vaccine to ALL children, not just newborn babies.
    Open from Monday 14th September 2015 to Monday 14th March 2016
    823,349 signatures

  7. Include self-employed in statutory sick pay during Coronavirus
    Open from Friday 6th March 2020 to Sunday 6th September 2020
    699,589 signatures

  8. Close Schools/Colleges down for an appropriate amount of time amidst COVID19.
    Open from Friday 6th March 2020 to Sunday 6th September 2020
    685,393 signatures

  9. Prevent gyms closing due to a spike in Covid 19 cases
    OPEN Opened on Wednesday 12th August 2020 at 3.01 PM
    615,237 signatures so far

  10. Leave the EU without a deal in March 2019.
    Open from Wednesday 17th October 2018 to Wednesday 17th April 2019
    608,152 signatures

  11. Ban all ISIS members from returning to UK
    Open from Tuesday 6th November 2018 to Monday 6th May 2019
    598,254 signatures

  12. Block Donald J Trump from UK entry
    Open from Tuesday 8th December 2015 to Wednesday 8th June 2016
    586,930 signatures

  13. Stop all immigration and close the UK borders until ISIS is defeated.
    Open from Wednesday 9th September 2015 to Wednesday 9th March 2016
    463,501 signatures

  14. Accept more asylum seekers and increase support for refugee migrants in the UK.
    Open from Thursday 13th August 2015 to Saturday 13th February 2016
    450,287 signatures

  15. Reclose schools and colleges due to increase in COVID-19 cases
    OPEN Opened on Tuesday 22nd September 2020 at 10.43 AM
    415,279 signatures so far

  16. Implement UK lockdown for preventing spread of COVID19
    Open from Thursday 12th March 2020 to Saturday 12th September 2020
    409,471 signatures

  17. Make 'netting' hedgerows to prevent birds from nesting a criminal offence.
    Open from Monday 18th March 2019 to Wednesday 18th September 2019
    365,508 signatures

  18. Reimburse all students of this year’s fees due to strikes and COVID-19
    Open from Monday 23rd March 2020 to Wednesday 23rd September 2020
    353,128 signatures

  19. Consider a vote of No Confidence in Jeremy Hunt, Health Secretary
    Open from Thursday 11th February 2016 to Thursday 11th August 2016
    339,925 signatures

  20. SOPHIES CHOICE ,smear test lowered to 16
    Open from Friday 14th March 2014 to Saturday 14th March 2015
    327,877 signatures

  21. Donald Trump should make a State Visit to the United Kingdom.
    Open from Monday 30th January 2017 to Tuesday 2nd May 2017
    317,542 signatures

  22. Ban the sale of fireworks to the public. Displays for licenced venues only.
    Open from Tuesday 30th October 2018 to Tuesday 30th April 2019
    307,897 signatures

  23. Ban fireworks for general sale to the public.
    Open from Friday 18th October 2019 to Wednesday 6th November 2019
    305,579 signatures

  24. Stop the badger cull
    Open from Friday 7th September 2012 to Saturday 7th September 2013
    304,255 signatures

  25. Limit the Sale and Use of Fireworks to Organisers of Licensed Displays Only
    OPEN Opened on Tuesday 21st July 2020 at 11.40 AM
    278,567 signatures so far

  26. Put pressure on Libya to take action to stop enslavement of Black Africans.
    Open from Wednesday 22nd November 2017 to Tuesday 22nd May 2018
    269,157 signatures

  27. Teach Britain's colonial past as part of the UK's compulsory curriculum
    OPEN Opened on Wednesday 10th June 2020 at 12.11 PM
    268,567 signatures so far

  28. Prevent any restrictions on those who refuse a Covid-19 vaccination
    OPEN Opened on Tuesday 4th August 2020 at 3.27 PM
    262,177 signatures so far

  29. Convicted London rioters should loose all benefits.
    Open from Tuesday 9th August 2011 to Thursday 9th February 2012
    258,276 signatures

  30. Make LGBT conversion therapy illegal in the UK
    Open from Friday 13th March 2020 to Sunday 13th September 2020
    256,387 signatures

  31. Exempt golf courses from the list of venues required to close due to Covid-19
    Open from Friday 1st May 2020 to Sunday 1st November 2020
    254,594 signatures

  32. Leave the EU Without a deal on April 12th.
    Open from Thursday 28th March 2019 to Saturday 28th September 2019
    249,530 signatures

  33. Ban the use of all non-recyclable and unsustainable food packaging
    Open from Wednesday 5th December 2018 to Wednesday 5th June 2019
    247,048 signatures

  34. Abolish the BBC television license.
    Open from Thursday 20th December 2018 to Thursday 20th June 2019
    246,736 signatures

  35. Extend maternity leave by 3 months with pay in light of COVID-19
    Open from Monday 20th April 2020 to Tuesday 20th October 2020
    238,883 signatures

  36. Stop the privatisation of NHS services
    Open from Friday 17th November 2017 to Thursday 17th May 2018
    238,769 signatures

  37. If England win the world cup, the Monday should be made a bank holiday for 2018
    Open from Friday 29th June 2018 to Saturday 29th December 2018
    237,396 signatures

  38. Make the production, sale and use of cannabis legal.
    Open from Tuesday 21st July 2015 to Thursday 21st January 2016
    236,995 signatures

  39. Stop spending a fixed 0.7 per cent slice of our national wealth on Foreign Aid
    Open from Thursday 24th March 2016 to Saturday 24th September 2016
    235,979 signatures

  40. To debate a vote of no confidence in Health Secretary the Right Hon Jeremy Hunt
    Open from Monday 20th July 2015 to Wednesday 20th January 2016
    231,136 signatures

  41. Vote no on military action in Syria against IS in response to the Paris attacks
    Open from Friday 20th November 2015 to Friday 20th May 2016
    227,745 signatures

  42. Make online abuse a specific criminal offence and create a register of offenders
    Open from Tuesday 28th March 2017 to Tuesday 2nd May 2017
    221,914 signatures

  43. STOP CAMERON spending British taxpayers’ money on Pro-EU Referendum leaflets
    Open from Tuesday 22nd December 2015 to Wednesday 22nd June 2016
    221,866 signatures

  44. Require universities to partially refund tuition fees for 20/21 due to Covid-19
    OPEN Opened on Wednesday 29th July 2020 at 6.06 PM
    221,617 signatures so far

  45. Another Scottish independence referendum should not be allowed to happen
    Open from Monday 6th February 2017 to Tuesday 2nd May 2017
    221,514 signatures

  46. Implement sanctions against the Nigerian Government and officials
    OPEN Opened on Tuesday 20th October 2020 at 9.48 AM
    220,525 signatures so far

  47. Stop allowing immigrants into the UK.
    Open from Tuesday 25th August 2015 to Thursday 25th February 2016
    216,949 signatures

  48. We want a Public Inquiry into the James Bulger murder case.
    Open from Thursday 11th January 2018 to Wednesday 11th July 2018
    213,624 signatures

  49. Repeal the new Surveillance laws (Investigatory Powers Act)
    Open from Wednesday 23rd November 2016 to Tuesday 2nd May 2017
    212,743 signatures

  50. Broker a ceasefire for all sides in Yemen to carry out humanitarian aid
    OPEN Opened on Thursday 16th July 2020 at 11.07 AM
    211,540 signatures so far

  51. Leave the EU with No Deal in October 2019
    Open from Friday 3rd May 2019 to Sunday 3rd November 2019
    207,673 signatures

  52. Lower the age for smear tests from 25 to 18 to prevent cervical cancer.
    Open from Friday 3rd August 2018 to Sunday 3rd February 2019
    205,359 signatures

  53. No more school penalty fines and bring back the 10 day authorised absence
    Open from Monday 9th May 2016 to Wednesday 9th November 2016
    204,790 signatures

  54. Rescind Art.50 if Vote Leave has broken Electoral Laws regarding 2016 referendum
    Open from Thursday 12th July 2018 to Saturday 12th January 2019
    203,235 signatures

  55. Allow football fans to attend matches at all levels
    OPEN Opened on Tuesday 29th September 2020 at 4.36 PM
    200,088 signatures so far

  56. Vote no confidence in David Cameron
    Open from Tuesday 21st July 2015 to Thursday 21st January 2016
    199,391 signatures

  57. Hold a second referendum on EU membership.
    Open from Wednesday 16th January 2019 to Tuesday 16th July 2019
    194,336 signatures

  58. Make fair transitional state pension arrangements for 1950’s women
    Open from Tuesday 20th October 2015 to Wednesday 20th April 2016
    193,185 signatures

  59. No UK airstrikes on Syria.
    Open from Sunday 22nd November 2015 to Sunday 22nd May 2016
    190,223 signatures

  60. School should start at 10am as teenagers are too tired
    Open from Thursday 4th October 2018 to Thursday 4th April 2019
    187,902 signatures

  61. Improve Maternal Mortality Rates and Health Care for Black Women in the U.K.
    Open from Friday 13th March 2020 to Sunday 13th September 2020
    187,516 signatures

  62. Reject calls to add Staffordshire Bull Terriers to the Dangerous Dogs Act
    Open from Friday 22nd June 2018 to Saturday 22nd December 2018
    186,226 signatures

  63. Put a max of £1200 on car insurance for 18-25 year olds
    Open from Wednesday 14th September 2016 to Tuesday 14th March 2017
    185,175 signatures

  64. Parliament must honour the Referendum result. Leave deal or no deal 29/03/19
    Open from Monday 4th March 2019 to Wednesday 4th September 2019
    183,422 signatures

  65. Amnesty for anyone who was a minor that arrived In Britain between 1948 to 1971
    Open from Friday 6th April 2018 to Saturday 6th October 2018
    180,482 signatures

  66. Offer more support to the arts (particularly Theatres and Music) amidst COVID-19
    OPEN Opened on Monday 15th June 2020 at 5.48 PM
    179,639 signatures so far

  67. “Drop the Health Bill”
    Open from Wednesday 16th November 2011 to Wednesday 16th May 2012
    179,466 signatures

  68. Increase pay for NHS healthcare workers and recognise their work
    Open from Thursday 5th March 2020 to Saturday 5th September 2020
    178,820 signatures

  69. Hold a General Election in 2016
    Open from Monday 29th February 2016 to Monday 29th August 2016
    177,014 signatures

  70. Reconsider West Coast Mainline franchise decision
    Open from Friday 17th August 2012 to Sunday 17th February 2013
    174,578 signatures

  71. Continue to fund free TV licences for the over 75 in the future.
    Open from Monday 17th December 2018 to Monday 17th June 2019
    171,982 signatures

  72. Give the electorate a referendum on the abolition of the House of Lords
    Open from Wednesday 17th January 2018 to Tuesday 17th July 2018
    170,981 signatures

  73. Stop Holiday companies charging extra in school holidays
    Open from Thursday 7th March 2013 to Friday 7th March 2014
    170,931 signatures

  74. Scrap removal of free transport for under-18s from TfL bailout
    OPEN Opened on Tuesday 21st July 2020 at 9.09 AM
    170,714 signatures so far

  75. Don't put our NHS up for negotiation
    Open from Friday 1st March 2019 to Sunday 1st September 2019
    169,836 signatures

  76. Cancel GCSEs and A Levels in 2021
    OPEN Opened on Wednesday 19th August 2020 at 2.19 PM
    168,516 signatures so far

  77. Ban the sale of fireworks to the public and only approve organised displays.
    Open from Monday 10th October 2016 to Monday 10th April 2017
    168,160 signatures

  78. Violet-Grace’s Law - Life sentences for Death by Dangerous Driving
    Open from Friday 15th February 2019 to Thursday 15th August 2019
    167,506 signatures

  79. Change the GCSE English Literature exam from closed book to open book.
    Open from Monday 18th September 2017 to Sunday 18th March 2018
    165,932 signatures

  80. Lower university tuition fees for students until online teaching ends
    OPEN Opened on Monday 5th October 2020 at 10.02 AM
    165,245 signatures so far

  81. Change the University fees from £9250 back to the £3000 fee for the UK.
    Open from Thursday 9th February 2017 to Tuesday 2nd May 2017
    164,166 signatures

  82. Keep the NHS Bursary
    Open from Tuesday 24th November 2015 to Tuesday 24th May 2016
    162,568 signatures

  83. Call on PM to take action to build public trust in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry
    Open from Thursday 30th November 2017 to Wednesday 30th May 2018
    156,835 signatures

  84. Hold a public inquiry and a referendum over turning all schools into academies
    Open from Wednesday 16th March 2016 to Friday 16th September 2016
    156,599 signatures

  85. Full disclosure of all government documents relating to 1989 Hillsborough disaster
    Open from Tuesday 9th August 2011 to Thursday 9th August 2012
    156,218 signatures

  86. Introduce a tax on sugary drinks in the UK to improve our children's health.
    Open from Wednesday 26th August 2015 to Friday 26th February 2016
    155,516 signatures

  87. Government to offer economic assistance to the events industry during COVID-19
    Open from Thursday 12th March 2020 to Saturday 12th September 2020
    154,814 signatures

  88. Return VAT on Air Ambulance fuel payments.
    Open from Friday 10th February 2012 to Sunday 10th February 2013
    154,662 signatures

  89. Stop mass immigration from Bulgarian and Romanians in 2014, when EU restrictions on immigration are relaxed.
    Open from Monday 12th November 2012 to Tuesday 12th November 2013
    153,828 signatures

  90. Call on David Cameron to act to protect our steel industry & recall Parliament
    Open from Wednesday 30th March 2016 to Friday 30th September 2016
    153,679 signatures

  91. Make online homophobia a specific criminal offence
    Open from Tuesday 12th February 2019 to Monday 12th August 2019
    153,506 signatures

  92. Make it illegal for a company to require women to wear high heels at work
    Open from Monday 9th May 2016 to Wednesday 9th November 2016
    152,420 signatures

  93. Scrap plans to force state schools to become academies.
    Open from Wednesday 16th March 2016 to Friday 16th September 2016
    151,403 signatures

  94. Revoke Art.50 if there is no Brexit plan by the 25 of February
    Open from Monday 11th February 2019 to Sunday 11th August 2019
    150,531 signatures

  95. Immunity for soldiers who worked in Northern Ireland.
    Open from Wednesday 13th March 2019 to Friday 13th September 2019
    150,324 signatures

  96. Put Babar Ahmad on trial in the UK
    Open from Wednesday 10th August 2011 to Thursday 10th November 2011
    149,470 signatures

  97. Pay Up Now! – Scrap the pay cap and give public servants a meaningful pay rise
    Open from Tuesday 12th September 2017 to Monday 12th March 2018
    149,138 signatures

  98. Review the decision to use previous data to calculate exam grades
    Open from Friday 27th March 2020 to Sunday 27th September 2020
    148,880 signatures

  99. Reduce curriculum content for year 10 & 12 students who will sit exams in 2021.
    OPEN Opened on Monday 1st June 2020 at 1.15 PM
    148,379 signatures so far

    Open from Friday 5th August 2011 to Sunday 5th August 2012
    148,373 signatures

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