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Anyone who lives, works or studies in the City of Westminster can organise and sign a petition. This includes the under 18s.

Published on: 11 February 2021

Last updated: 11 February 2021


There is no minimum or maximum number of names needed for a petition. Once it has been submitted to the council, the signatures will be public documents which any member of the public can see. 

Signatures can be collected online or on paper (or both), though once someone has signed a petition in one format, they cannot sign it in another. 

If you are signing an online petition, you will need to provide your name, postcode, indicate whether you live, work or study in Westminster and give an email address. This will enable the council to determine that the signatures are genuine and to write a response to the petition. Due to the possibility of fake signatures being added we only allow one signature per email account. 

500+ signatures

If a petition receives more than 500 signatures, it will be debated by a meeting of the Cabinet.