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Downing street petitions – how many people vote in number 10 e-petitions?

February 4, 2010 3 Comments

Visit and you can create an electronic petition, calling on the government to take some action. Then you get a response, "usually provided there are 500 signatures or more".

So how many people sign these petitions? Not that many. Of the 27,150 closed petitions (ie those that have run their time and haven't been rejected for being duplicates or offensive) the figures are as follows:

  • 1 to 10 signatures: 9,337
  • 11 to 100: 12,706
  • 101 to 1,000: 4,012
  • 1,001 to 10,000: 980
  • 10,001 to 100,001: 108
  • 100,001+: 7

Here it is in (approximate) graph form:

Numbers of votes

Numbers of votes

Of the 27,150, 1,920 (7%) have reached the 500 signature cut off. You can see currently open petitions here.

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