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Jeremy Corbyn MP

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Jeremy Corbyn MP is a British politician who is Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition.

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Petitioning Theresa May MP, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Caroline Lucas MP, Tim Farron MP

Keep the Ban on Fox Hunting

The Prime Minister, Theresa May, made a recent announcement:  "Personally, I've always been in favour of fox hunting." However, the British public have made it very clear in the years of Tory rule that they do not agree with her outdated opinions. It's time to tell May that her 'personal' opinions are not representative of the country she is paid to serve. 84% of the population have shown support for keeping Labour's 2004 hunting ban in place, don't let May repeal this important piece of legislation. The practice of fox hunting involves setting a pack of dogs on a fox and then chasing it on horseback, usually in traditional dress. The "sport" is to many people a vicious and outdated pastime, and the idea of repealing the ban put in place by the Labour government, so that people like May can hunt and kill helpless creatures, is a horrific one. Please sign this petition to show the Prime Minister how archaic her view is on the topic of hunting for sport, and show your support for the animals that the ban currently protects.

Nicky Waterson
789,640 supporters
Petitioning Theresa May MP, Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Tim Farron

Justice for Chunky - stop people who abuse animals from owning ever again

This petition is for Chunky the Chihuahua who was attacked for hours in what the RSPCA called one of the most disturbing cases of animal abuse they had ever seen. Chunky was, over a period of hours, beaten and drugged, his neck was broken, he was set on fire and finally he was dumped and left for dead. Despite serious injury, and against all odds, Chunky lived. The people who committed this abuse were only banned from keeping animals for five years. As an animal lover, who once owned a dog just like Chunky, I found this story highly upsetting. What shocked me is that these abusers and others like them will be able to own an animal again one day. There’s nothing to prevent them doing this again. I'm asking that anyone who abuses animals, regardless of their age, be placed on an Animal Cruelty Register which would follow them for life. In some states in the US they already have animal abuse registries. If this had happened in New York these abusers would have to sign onto an animal abuse list that would prevent them from ownership of animals. The UK need to introduce a similar law. A five year ban is not sufficient-- it is hard to implement in practice and why do we assume abusers attitudes will have changed after a few years? Our legal system should have an animal abuse list so that we are aware of people who have mistreated animals.  Please sign this petition for an animal abuse register. Let's get justice for dogs like Chunky. 

Maxine Berry
598,432 supporters
Petitioning Theresa May MP, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, David Cameron MP, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Tim Farron MP

Free Nazanin Ratcliffe

My wife Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, 37 year old charity worker, was on holiday visiting her family in Iran. She was at the airport returning to the UK on the 3rd April when she was detained by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard. She has been transferred to an unknown location in Kerman Province, 1,000 kilometres south of Tehran, and is being held in solitary confinement. Gabriella Ratcliffe our 22 month old daughter (who has British citizenship only) has had her British passport confiscated, and is stranded in Iran with her grandparents. Nazanin has not been allowed to access a lawyer or her daughter. She has not been able to call out of the country to speak to me, her British husband, and the Red Cross have not been able to make contact. There have been no charges. Nazanin has informed her family that she has been required to sign a confession under duress, its content unknown. Her family have been informed that the investigation relates to an issue of ‘national security’. It is hard to understand how a young mother and her small child on holiday could be considered an issue of national security. She has been to Iran to visit her family regularly since making Britain her home. Nazanin currently works as a project manager for the Thomson-Reuters Foundation; which delivers charitable projects around the world. It does not work in Iran. Nazanin has now been in solitary confinement for over 30 days. Please help bring my wife and daughter home by signing my petition calling on our Prime Minister Theresa May to use her power and intervene.

Richard Ratcliffe
929,111 supporters
Petitioning Theresa May MP, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Tim Farron

Free the 6 British Veterans from Indian jail #CHENNAI6

5 Years rigorous imprisonment in a Indian Jail is the Sentence for 6 of our Brave British Veterans In 2013 we started a petition after six British ex-soldiers were wrongly arrested and imprisoned without charge for straying into Indian waters without permission & carrying illegal weapons without licence by Indian authorities while working to protect merchant seaman in some of the most dangerous seas in the world. After spending 9 months in prison and a charge finally being filed against them 3 months in, they were released on bail, and began to fight to prove their innocence, which they done successfully and all charges were dropped in July 2014 leaving them free to return home. Unfortunately this was not the case. The Indian authorities held their passports and documents stopping them from returning home to their loved ones and denying their freedom. The Indian Q Branch police lodged an appeal to have their charges re-instated when a full trial was ordered by the Supreme Court. After a long and mentally torturing wait the trial began in September 2015 in the Magistrates court of the port where they were first arrested. On the 11th of January 2016 our hearts sank, our brothers, husbands, Sons, and fathers had been given a Guilty verdict and sentence to 5 years rigorous imprisonment. Not one of us or the people involved could have saw this verdict coming. All the evidence to prove their innocence was submitted in court, the trial had gone in their favour from day one, and most importantly they were innocent! The devastation and anguish this has caused us, the families is huge. It has left us crushed and with little hope. We know have no communication with the men and We don’t know who or where to turn to. This is why we are asking you to sign our petition, to Free our men and end this miscarriage of justice. We understand fully that one country cannot intervene in another’s judicial process, But when innocent men are being prosecuted for a crime they have not committed, then they should have a obligation to protect the human rights and freedom of these men and have them released and brought home. These men devoted their lives protecting others.  They fought for the British government now the British government must fight for them. Text FSGO66 £1 to 70070  if you wish to donate to our fund

Yvonne Machugh
402,459 supporters
Petitioning Theresa May MP, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Tim Farron MP, Nicola Sturgeon MSP, Caroline Lucas MP and Jonathan Bartley, Leanne Wood AM

Make votes matter in general elections - we want proportional representation

This General Election must be the last one to use our archaic First Past the Post voting system. I was 16 years old at the 2015 general election. I couldn’t vote but I was frustrated that the election results didn’t reflect how people voted, so I started this petition for a fairer voting system. Two years on and I voted for the first time - but my vote didn’t matter. I want to be able to vote for whichever party I believe in. I don’t want to be scared of ‘wasting’ my vote or ‘letting the other side in’. I want a vote that counts. The only fair and democratic system of electing MPs is one that matches seats in Parliament to how people voted - Proportional Representation. Our weak and wobbly voting system has given us a coalition of chaos - the DUP and Conservatives - formed without the support of most voters. Strong and stable majority coalitions are the norm in most developed democracies. Coalitions can mean collaboration and cooperation, working together to solve problems. But they only work if they are based on majority support from the population. At this general election, the Green Party, Liberal Democrats and UKIP won 11% of the votes but now make up just 2% of MPs. A vote for the Scottish National Party was worth 18 times as much as a vote for the Green Party. UKIP won half a million votes but no MPs. The First Past the Post voting system is undemocratic and dramatically distorts the results of our elections. First Past the Post is clearly broken. Labour is on the verge of committing to reform. All the other opposition parties are already in favour. And yet some in the Conservative Party are intent on blocking any attempts to change the system. Worse still, their manifesto even committed to extending First Past the Post to the London Assembly. This is a cynical attempt to rig the system in their favour. We have to act now to save our democracy. Please sign and share this petition to send a message to the new government - we want proportional representation. Together we can keep this issue at the top of the agenda. If you’d like to join thousands of us all over the country who are taking action to make votes matter, sign up at

Owen Winter
288,128 supporters
Petitioning The Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, Secretary of State for Transport, Theresa May MP, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Tim Farron MP

Introduce compulsory age-appropriate retesting every 3 years once a driver turns 70

On 10 November 2012, just after 8pm, I left my friends' house in northwest London, a happily married 33-year-old father. It was then that I heard my wife, Desreen, speak her final words: ‘I’m so proud of him,’ she said of our two-year-old son, Jackson. Seconds later a car mounted the pavement and struck Desreen. It was a pensioner who’d mistaken the accelerator for the brake, and was going 54 miles per hour in a 20 zone. In that moment I became a widower. The judge who sentenced the 85-year-old driver who killed my wife said; ‘An elderly driver who knows, or should acknowledge, that he or she is losing his or her faculties is no less a danger than a drunken driver who knows the same.’ I agree, that's why I've started this petition calling for people over 70 to undergo compulsory retesting to keep their driving licence. Right now when drivers turn 70 they can renew their licence every three years by filling in a self assessment form. No one assesses an older person’s driving skills or reactions, no one checks their eyesight or hearing, no one sees if their reactions are still sharp enough to stop in an emergency. Despite this, some officials are recommending that in order to save costs, people shouldn't have to renew their licence until they are 80. I know the human cost of unfit drivers on the road and I never want anyone to go through a tragedy like the one that has decimated my family. So I am asking you to sign and support my petition for the Secretary of State for Transport to introduce compulsory age-appropriate retesting every three years once a driver turns 70. In the longer term, the Government should be making plans so they can support the mobility of elderly people, whose response rates are proven to diminish with age, not simply by keeping car keys in their hands, but through improved public transport, infrastructure and inclusion. Please help me with this. Thank you, Ben

Benjamin Brooks-Dutton
254,168 supporters
Petitioning UK Party Leaders

Restore truthful politics- create an independent office to monitor political campaigns

In the recent referendum on the EU one thing became clear to me: in political campaigns it’s becoming hard to distinguish fact from fiction.  I’m worried this is undermining the integrity of our democratic system. It’s obvious now that both Leave and Remain were misleading in their election campaigns: Nigel Farage has said it was wrong for the Leave campaign to suggest the EU would give us an extra £350 million a week for our NHS, and George Osborne has now fudged his “Brexit Budget.”  And this isn’t the first time. In other recent elections, such as the London Mayoral campaign, candidates said contradictory things. It wasn’t apparent to me who was telling the truth and who was making things up. This has to stop. Us voters feel hoodwinked. We need someone holding political campaigns to account so we can make an informed decision about our future. We have a body, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), that monitors truth in corporate campaigns. It’s about time we had one for politics as well. I would like to see UK party leaders and the Electoral Commission working with advice from groups such as the ASA to establish an independent Office of Electoral Integrity (OEI) to factually verify the truthfulness of claims made during political campaigns. The OEI should hold campaigns to account, with powers to issue fines and factual clarifications. There’s a precedent for a body like this - a body in Australia monitors political claims and ensures people have their facts straight. Why don’t we get something similar here? We need an Office of Electoral Integrity to make sure that the British public are told the truth. Let’s restore faith in our democratic process.

Josh Babarinde
166,111 supporters
Petitioning Theresa May MP, Jeremy Corbyn MP

No Confidence in a Conservative and DUP Coalition/Formation

#ForTheVoiceOfTheManyNotTheFew The UK electorates have spoken. The Conservative majority has been lost. The PM stated through all her campaging for Strong and Stable, not for a Coalition of Chaos. Once again another U turn. This petition demonstrates No Confidence in this coalition/government formation. The DUP are Anti abortion The DUP oppose gay marriage. They describe LGBT people as “Disgusting” and an .“Abomination” The DUP are Creationists and do not believe in Climate Change. Say NO to Austerity  Say No to this Government Formation. 

Lorraine Carter
163,240 supporters
Petitioning home office, Theresa May MP, Sadiq Khan, Jeremy Corbyn MP, David Cameron MP, David Lammy, Emma Dent MP

Get Grenfell Tower victim's parents to the UK

After the horrific inferno fire that engulfed the residents of Grenfell Tower Mohammad Alhajali passed away by choking to death from the smoke. I have started this petition on behalf of Omar Alhajali as I am their family friend and would like to reunite them with their family.  Mohammed al-Haj Ali was trapped inside London flat for two hours after being separated from his brother during the inferno. His brother Omar was taken to hospital after escaping and remained in contact with Mohammed, who was still trapped inside the flat.  "The smoke is getting in, the smoke is getting in, we are going to die, we are going to die," were Mohammed's last words to his brother.  Friends who were close to Mohammed told Middle East Eye that he was in contact with them till 5am.  Before dying, Ali asked his friends to tell his family in Damascus that he loves them.  After leaving Syria, he had not seen his family for five years and was forced to limit communication to ensure their safety amid the crackdown against the opposition. His parents are currently applying for an emergency visa to visit Omar their son in hospital and attend their son Mohammad's funeral. We need to get  their voices heard to the Home Office so that we can persuade an acceptance of the visa. Please help us collect as many signatures as possible to get them to the UK

Mirna Ayoubi
106,246 supporters
Petitioning Theresa May MP, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Tim Farron MP, Caroline Lucas MP

Remove my mentally ill brother from the streets & provide him with the treatment he needs

My brother Patrick needs your help. He has been living on the streets of London for since February 2016, battling multiple mental illnesses with a debilitating drug addiction.  Patrick has been diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar and depersonalisation disorder by various doctors, and has spent the past 12 years self-medicating with alcohol and drugs to drown out the voices in his head and to numb intense, all-consuming feelings.  After years trying to seek help for my brother and with seemingly no other options left, I started this petition as a public plea to Islington Council and Police to step in. However - after lengthy discussion with services and charities, it has since been made clear that all services are limited with what they can do to help unless he is willing to engage, so I am now asking for a response from all leaders of the major political parties, ahead of the general election on 8th June 2017. Theresa May (Conservatives), Jeremy Corbyn (Labour), Tim Farron (Lib Dem), Caroline Lucas (Green) - please address this serious situation and help provide a wider solution to the mental health/addiction/homelessness crisis. Currently the only way that Patrick and most other mentally ill homeless people can access help — is if they decide they are ready to access help. No one in their ‘right mind’ would want to live as homeless drug addict, but Patrick is not in his right mind.  Patrick is at rock bottom as a result of years of failure to address his mental health issues. The once charming, popular and talented young musician has been reduced to a ghost of his former self.  The mental health laws are failing people like Patrick every day. Despite a history of police incidents, hospital admissions and suicide attempts since his teenage years and an extremely long list of unreported incidents, we are unable to move Patrick into full time care as the current laws appear to make this virtually impossible. Now at 29 years old Patrick is living alone on the streets unwilling to accept the help that is constantly being offered to him. But how can someone experiencing mental illnesses be expected to USE that broken mind to decide whether they need help or not? Something urgently needs to change. There has to be the option for us family, friends and indeed members of the public to say — “this person needs help” and for mental health professionals to step in to take them to a place of safety. We shouldn’t have to wait until some terrible incident before we can phone 999 to ask for help. The Mental Health Act needs updating fast — so that it’s easier for family to help someone in Patrick’s position. Currently, under Section 3 of the Mental Health Act**, an application for sectioning would need to be made by an Approved Mental Health Professional or nearest relative within 14 days of seeing Patrick. The application must then be approved by two doctors who have seen him within five days of each other. I’ve been told by charities and social services that sectioning would be almost impossible in Patrick’s case — it’s difficult enough to section someone who is present with a permanent address. And Section 4 requires an ‘emergency situation’ to appear — which is sadly what we’re reduced to waiting for.   We must look towards changing the laws in order to help cater for and support mentally ill, homeless and addicted people who aren’t able to make the right decisions for themselves. Someone needs to be able to step in to make these decisions for them — to take these people off the street and work through their mental/emotional issues with them, integrate them back into society — before it’s too late. Family MUST be given increased rights to help their loved ones - we are the ones who have known them all their lives and have seen them and helped them through all manner of situations. Even once a Mental Health Act assessment is achieved and undertaken, how can that 50 minute assessment with strangers be expected to accurately determine the treatment they require ongoing? After the mental health team at Westminster Court couldn't access my brother's GP records in time for his assessment they would not take into account the history I provided them with - they simply believed him when he denied having mental health issues.  There are hundreds of people on the streets like Patrick — and a many a lot worse than Patrick. Our health services need urgently reevaluating to cater for the mentally ill and those who have become homeless as a result of mental illness — to give them a chance in life that they will otherwise miss out on. I have been informed that due to the area that Patrick is sleeping in, there is no team who can visit Patrick to carry out a Mental Health Act assessment on the street. Patrick's only hope is to be picked up by the police on a 136 if he 'appears' to be mentally unwell and to be referred to services that way. Another flaw in the system. This is a public plea for the the prospective new leaders of country to please step in and provide a solution to the mental health crisis. 'Care in the community' does not work. Mental health teams, drugs/alcohol services, police, paramedics, charities are all overstretched and they are not able to work together to help individuals in crisis. Vulnerable people are slipping through the net, becoming homeless and dying alone on the streets because of 'red tape', lack of funding and the disjointed nature of services. Addiction and mental illness go hand in hand, but dual diagnosis is largely misunderstood and both often mistakenly treated as separate issues.  Those in crisis who ask for help are facing an excruciating wait for treatment. Those who don't believe they have a problem BECAUSE of their mental illness are left with nothing. Patrick's situation is a case study for this.  I implore May, Corbyn, Farron and Lucas to please address the severe lack of funding and awareness around dual diagnosis cases. Please help implement new measures to prevent such cases developing so frequently and provide solutions for treating the huge numbers already affected. Please consider revising the Mental Health Act to allow families to help their loved ones more easily while increasing funding for their treatment and aftercare and involve families more readily in ongoing treatment communications. Please start treating the CAUSE of homelessness/mental illness/addiction rather than discovering you cannot cope with the effect.  And please help provide a solution to my brother Patrick's current situation. Mental illness is the problem — addiction and homelessness are the symptoms. If you see Patrick on the streets - PLEASE don’t tell him you've seen him on the internet/a campaign/blog etc as he is already paranoid enough and don't tell him to contact me. If you see him - please let me know his whereabouts instead or call 999 in an emergency situation. It was a tough decision to make this public, but I believe the alternative was to simply allow him to die alone on the streets. So I suppose not really a tough decision at all.However - you could tell him you recognise him from his YouTube channel and are a fan of his songs. Right now Patrick's love of music and the ridiculous amount of talent going to waste could be the one thing that inspires him to seek and accept help. Thank you. Find out more about Patrick's story here

Abigail Balfe
95,552 supporters