Revoke Article 50 and remain in the EU.

The government repeatedly claims exiting the EU is 'the will of the people'. We need to put a stop to this claim by proving the strength of public support now, for remaining in the EU. A People's Vote may not happen - so vote now.

6,103,056 Signatures

Status: Closed
Created: 14 Feb 2019, 12:14 p.m.
Daily signature rate : 32,566
Closed: 20 Aug 2019, 11:59 p.m.

Government Response

This Government will not revoke Article 50. We will honour the result of the 2016 referendum and work with Parliament to deliver a deal that ensures we leave the European Union.

It remains the Government’s firm policy not to revoke Article 50. We will honour the outcome of the 2016 referendum and work to deliver an exit which benefits everyone, whether they voted to Leave or to Remain.

Revoking Article 50, and thereby remaining in the European Union, would undermine both our democracy and the trust that millions of voters have placed in Government.

The Government acknowledges the considerable number of people who have signed this petition. However, close to three quarters of the electorate took part in the 2016 referendum, trusting that the result would be respected. This Government wrote to every household prior to the referendum, promising that the outcome of the referendum would be implemented. 17.4 million people then voted to leave the European Union, providing the biggest democratic mandate for any course of action ever directed at UK Government.

British people cast their votes once again in the 2017 General Election where over 80% of those who voted, voted for parties, including the Opposition, who committed in their manifestos to upholding the result of the referendum.

This Government stands by this commitment.

Revoking Article 50 would break the promises made by Government to the British people, disrespect the clear instruction from a democratic vote, and in turn, reduce confidence in our democracy. As the Prime Minister has said, failing to deliver Brexit would cause “potentially irreparable damage to public trust”, and it is imperative that people can trust their Government to respect their votes and deliver the best outcome for them.

Department for Exiting the European Union.

Top 10 Constituency Signatories to the Petition

Constituency Signatures % of Total Signatures MP Party-Constituency
37,215 0.61% Thangam Debbonaire Labour
Bristol West
32,218 0.53% Catherine West Labour
Hornsey and Wood Green
29,256 0.48% Caroline Lucas Green Party
Brighton, Pavilion
29,154 0.48% Tulip Siddiq Labour
Hampstead and Kilburn
28,387 0.47% Keir Starmer Labour
Holborn and St Pancras
28,185 0.46% Daniel Zeichner Labour
28,081 0.46% Deidre Brock Scottish National Party
Edinburgh North and Leith
28,017 0.46% Ms Diane Abbott Labour
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
27,914 0.46% Sarah Olney Liberal Democrat
Richmond Park
27,157 0.45% Jeremy Corbyn Labour
Islington North
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Top 50 Constituencies by Number of Signatures

1,158,735 signatures - 19.0% of total

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MPs spoken contributions during 1 Apr 2019 petition debate

Independent Dr Julian Lewis (View contribution) 393 words
Labour Catherine McKinnell (View contribution) 6011 words Jenny Chapman 2389 words Neil Coyle (View contribution) 1132 words Martin Whitfield 967 words
Liberal Democrat Dr Sarah Wollaston 1341 words Chuka Umunna 1008 words Wera Hobhouse (View contribution) 673 words Heidi Allen 228 words
Scottish National Party Deidre Brock (View contribution) 1618 words Martyn Day (View contribution) 939 words
The Independent Group for Change Mr Chris Leslie 869 words Ann Coffey 720 words