Outcome of Recall Petition for Wellingborough constituency

Elections and voting

19 December 2023

On Wednesday, 25 October 2023, notice was received from the Speaker of the House of Commons that a Recall Petition under the Recall of MPs Act 2015 was to be opened in respect of Peter Bone MP.

The petition was started because Peter Bone MP had been suspended from sitting in the House of Commons for a period of six weeks for breaching the code of conduct for MPs.

The petition signing period started on Wednesday, November 8, 2023 and closed at 5:00pm on Tuesday, December 19, 2023.

The Outcome

As the total number of eligible registered electors who have validly signed the petition is 10,505, this means that the Petition was:


More details of the results are available on the Elections pages of our website.

Next steps

A Motion will now need to be put before the House of Commons before a by-election can be officially triggered.

We await confirmation from the House when this will take place.

Details of when a by-election will be held, and information for residents in the Wellingborough area, will be made public once known and promoted on NNC channels.