Reimburse tax payers for monies used to compensate slave owners

Issue a rebate of any monies used to pay off the debt that was taken out to pay slave owners as compensation for “loss of property”.

9,055 Signatures


Status: Open
Opened: 18 Jun 2020, 4:29 p.m.
Daily signature rate : 137
Estimated Final Signatures: 26,451

Daily Rank: #440 • Weekly Rank: #352 • Total Rank: #159


The UK abolished slavery in 1833 by agreeing to pay slave owners for ‘loss of property’ a total sum of £20m (worth billions today). This ‘debt’ was only paid off in 2015. Almost all of UK tax payers have contributed to this bill without their knowledge.

The biggest individual compensation went to John Gladstone (Prime Minister William Gladstone’s father) for 2,500 slaves, receiving the modern equivalent of £80m. We want our hard-earned money back.


Top 10 Constituency Signatories to the Petition

Constituency Signatures % of Total Signatures MP Party-Constituency
243 2.68% Steve Reed Labour (Co-op)
Croydon North
175 1.93% Vicky Foxcroft Labour
Lewisham, Deptford
162 1.79% Mr David Lammy Labour
Tottenham
161 1.78% Ms Harriet Harman Labour
Camberwell and Peckham
157 1.73% Ms Lyn Brown Labour
West Ham
153 1.69% Meg Hillier Labour (Co-op)
Hackney South and Shoreditch
151 1.67% Janet Daby Labour
Lewisham East
150 1.66% Bell Ribeiro-Addy Labour
Streatham
133 1.47% Helen Hayes Labour
Dulwich and West Norwood
121 1.34% Ms Diane Abbott Labour
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
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4,571 signatures - 50.0% of total

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