Thousands of people from Buckinghamshire have joined calls for an "immediate" general election. More than 6,000 people from across the county have signed a petition to Parliament demanding a national vote.
The petition has been signed by more than half a million people across the country so far, with 556,578 signatures at the time of writing. The number is increasing all the time, as 6,459 people from Buckinghamshire showed support for a general election .
They include numbers from all seven of the county's parliamentary constituencies, including Aylesbury, Chesham and Amersham , and Beaconsfield. A total of 943 from Aylesbury have thrown their weight behind the petition.
This translates to around 0.75 per cent of all constituents in Aylesbury . The area with the highest percentage of constituents in favour of an immediate general election is Buckingham, where 1,049 people or 0.97 per cent of the constituency have signed.
More than 2,100 signatures come from Milton Keynes , as 1,097 of the Milton Keynes North constituency and 1,036 from Milton Keynes South have lent their vote behind the cause. This translates to 0.82 per cent of MK North and 0.76 per cent of MK South.
A total of 869 votes come from the Chesham and Amersham constituency, which is the only area in the county not represented by a Conservative Member of Parliament. This equals 0.91 per cent of the total constituents.
The lowest number of Buckinghamshire-based votes came from Beaconsfield , where only 704 signatures originate from. This translates to 0.69 per cent of the constituency.
Wycombe is the Buckinghamshire area with the lowest percentage of constituents to sign the petition, as 762 have joined the calls for an election. This is equal to 0.68 per cent of the constituency.
The petition reads: "Call an immediate general election so that the people can decide who should lead us through the unprecedented crises threatening the UK. The chaos engulfing the UK government is unprecedented.
"Over 40 ministers resigned leaving departments without leadership during cost of living , energy and climate crises. War rages in Ukraine; the Northern Ireland Protocol has further damaged our relationship with Europe; recession looms; the UK itself may cease to exist as Scotland seeks independence.
"This is the greatest set of challenges we have seen in our lifetimes. Let the people decide who leads us through this turmoil."
However, the Government has now responded via a Cabinet Office spokesperson. The response reads: "The UK is a Parliamentary democracy and the Conservative Party remains the majority party. The Prime Minister has pledged to ensure opportunity and prosperity for all people and future generations.
The United Kingdom is a Parliamentary democracy, not a Presidential one. Following the general election of December 2019, Members of Parliament of the governing party (the Conservative Party) were elected, such that there is a majority in the House of Commons.
"This remains the case. A change in the leader of the governing party does not trigger a general election – this has been the case under governments of successive political colours.
"The Dissolution and Calling of Parliament Act 2022 provides that Parliament is automatically dissolved five years after it first meets (unless it is dissolved sooner), otherwise the timing is a matter of discretion for the incumbent Prime Minister (subject to re-established constitutional conventions).
"In her speech of Tuesday, September 6, the new Prime Minister set out three early priorities: to grow Britain’s economy, deal with the energy crisis caused by Putin’s war, and putting the national health service on a firm footing. The Prime Minister is determined to address the challenges the country faces and ensure opportunity and prosperity for all people and future generations."