The speed of signatures for high quality petitions


A couple of weeks ago on the 14th August I spotted an e-petition which had nearly reached 90,000 signatures and so I wrote about it here on my blog. The petition is vital as it refers to the call for “Make lying in the House of Commons a criminal offence” At the point I wrote the blog it had 89,400 signatures. This image is produced for all of these petitions once they achieve 20k-30k signatures so it is impossible to know how quickly the petitions grow up from the first 5 signatures to the first 20k-30k. What we do know is that the petition was produced on the 14th April and as we can see here on this website the image first emerged on 24th July with 30,636 signatures so it had taken over 3 months to get to 30,000. Today on 2nd September the total is 130,698 and the numbers continue to rise during the day. As we can see there are two very strong increases since the 24th July and there could be a number of others. The real point is that these petitions can increase in their size and what is unclear is what the cause of these growths are. How fascinating it is as well as the vital aspect of the petitions.

About ianchisnall

I am passionate about the need for public policies to be made accessible to everyone, especially those who want to improve the wellbeing of their communities. I am particularly interested in issues related to crime and policing as well as health services and strategic planning.
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