Running the petition
|Notification of petition||Tuesday 5 March|
|Petition open||Tuesday 19 March-Wednesday 1 May|
|Number of signing places (maximum of 10)||10|
|Extended hours (outside 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday)||Open from 7am on Tuesdays; closed 10pm on Thursdays|
|Count||Took place immediately after signing places closed at 5pm|
Signing the petition
For a recall petition to result in an MP being recalled, over 10% of people eligible to sign must do so within the six-week signing period. We can see from petition data that the majority of those who signed did so within the first two weeks of the petition opening.
|How many people were eligible to sign||69,673|
|How many signatures needed to recall MP||6,967|
|Number who signed||19,261 - this was 28% of people eligible to sign|
|Spoilt signing papers||62|
We can also see from this data how people chose to sign the petition.
People or organisations wishing to campaign for or against the recall petition and intending to spend over £500 were required to notify the PO that they wished to be a registered campaigner. There were five registered campaigners in Peterborough. Only three of these have submitted donation and spending returns.
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