MPs have snubbed a 190,000-strong petition calling for a no confidence vote in David Cameron.
The e-petition, which accuses Mr Cameron of causing “devastation for the poorest in society for the last 5 years,” took advantage of an iniative introduced by Mr Cameron in 2010 allowing members of the public to suggest motions for MPs to debate in Parliament.
It easily won the backing of more than 100,000 names within six months – the threshold needed for MPs to consider the motion for debate.
However, MPs on the Petitions Committee rejected it, claiming it did not have the power to schedule debates on motions of no confidence.
That reason did not stop the committee granting a debate following a similar petition for a no confidence vote on Jeremy Hunt, with MPs debating the changes in “contracts and conditions in the NHS”.
The Petitions Committee said there would not be debating any motion relating to the petition on a no confidence vote in the Prime Minister.
The e-petition, which accuses Mr Cameron of causing ‘devastation for the poorest in society for the last 5 years’, will not be debated by MPs despite it easily passing the 100,000-signatures threshold