Petition Parliament and the government

Create or sign a petition that asks for a change to the law or to government policy.

After 10,000 signatures, petitions get a response from the government.

After 100,000 signatures, petitions are considered for debate in Parliament.

There’s a different way to petition Scottish Parliament and petition Welsh Parliament.

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Before you start

You must be a British citizen or a UK resident to create or sign a petition.

You cannot use this service to create a petition:

  • about something that Parliament or the government isn’t responsible for
  • about a legal case that’s active in the UK courts
  • that names people working in public bodies (except for senior management)

Other ways to petition

You can also petition Parliament through your MP.