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General Election petition hits over 539,285 signatures, with 534 signatures from residents in Montgomeryshire

By nation.cymru

3 months ago

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A petition calling for an early General Election has hit over 539,285 signatures with 534 signatures from residents in Montgomeryshire.

The petition, which calls for 'an immediate general election to end the chaos of the current government,’ has been signed by over half a million people across the nations of the UK after political turmoil over the last few weeks.

That includes just over 27,073 people in Wales, including 534 signatures from residents in Montgomeryshire at the time of writing. 534 signatures in our constituency is roughly 0.8% of the constituents.

In Wales, the percentage of constituents signing the petition is highest in Monmouthshire, Ceredigion, Cardiff West and Cardiff North.

The petition started by Darrin Charlesworth says that an immediate General Election is needed

“so that the people can decide who should lead us through the unprecedented crises threatening the UK”.

“The chaos engulfing the UK government is unprecedented. Over 40 ministers resigned leaving departments without leadership during cost of living, energy and climate crises,” it says.

“War rages in Ukraine; the Northern Ireland Protocol has further damaged our relationship with Europe; recession looms; the UK itself may cease to exist as Scotland seeks independence.

“This is the greatest set of challenges we have seen in our lifetimes. Let the people decide who leads us through this turmoil.”

Yesterday former culture secretary Nadine Dorries became the latest to call for an early General Election.

Nadine Dorries, who backed Ms Truss for the Conservative Party leadership, said there was “widespread dismay” about Prime Minister Liz Truss’s approach.

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