Reverse the decision to close RAF Scampton

The decision to close RAF Scampton is a national disgrace with so much history of bomber command there.

23,508 Signatures

Status: Closed
Created: 24 Jul 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Daily signature rate : 123
Closed: 31 Jan 2019, 11:59 p.m.

Government Response

The RAF recognises the historical significance of RAF Scampton. However, it is in a poor state of repair and would require considerable investment which would not be the best use of public money.

In November 2016 the MOD published ‘A Better Defence Estate’, outlining how the Department will deliver an estate optimised to support Defence capabilities, outputs and communities both now and in the future. Delivering the strategy is a priority for the MOD, and the Department remains committed to investing £4Bn to create a smaller, more modern and capability-focused estate between now and 2040.

Nonetheless, the MOD recognises that RAF Scampton is a site of historical significance and will work with any new owners to deliver a long-term sustainable solution for preserving the important heritage, including consideration of the future of the Station’s Heritage Centre.

Ministry of Defence

Top 10 Constituency Signatories to the Petition

Constituency Signatures % of Total Signatures MP Party-Constituency
3,346 14.23% Sir Edward Leigh Conservative
3,150 13.40% Karl McCartney Conservative
2,020 8.59% Dr Caroline Johnson Conservative
Sleaford and North Hykeham
820 3.49% Holly Mumby-Croft Conservative
738 3.14% Victoria Atkins Conservative
Louth and Horncastle
531 2.26% Andrew Percy Conservative
Brigg and Goole
482 2.05% Martin Vickers Conservative
433 1.84% Robert Jenrick Conservative
380 1.62% Brendan Clarke-Smith Conservative
368 1.57% Matt Warman Conservative
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15,008 signatures - 64.0% of total

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