(Currently being checked by the petitions team ahead of publication)
The Queen appointed our current Prime Minister on the strength of advice, from the former PM, that he commanded the confidence of Parliament – despite the fact that most MPs never voted for his appointment and many, even in his own party, openly regard him as utterly unfit for the office.
The process that led to this appointment has seriously undermined public respect for Parliament and for our whole system of government. However, a no-confidence vote without a more suitable candidate already lined up risks a damaging period of uncertainty.
We therefore ask that, in advance of a no-confidence vote, a potential new Prime Minister be selected by MPs through a secret ballot, using a voting system that maximises their ability to demonstrate which candidates would have their support.
As of 16th August, this petition has the five signatures it needs to proceed and is now being checked by the petitions team ahead of publication. Clicking on the button below will take you to the parliamentary petitions site – though it might be a week or more before the petition actually goes live.
This is one of a number of constitutional reform petitions I’ve started. Please look particularly at the related petition to Stop the Government controlling Parliament’s business. (Links open in a new tab)