All the Brexit/Revoke Article 50 government petition resources

Update August 2019: Another petition about proroguing/suspending parliament has been taking off and got 1,000,000 signatures in a day! So I’ve updated this list with some resources related to that as well.

Note that many of the tools listed here have a 6-digit petition ID in the URL, so if you change that from 241584 to 269157 you’ll get the equivalent analysis/data for the proroguing petition. Happy petitioning!

A couple of years back I was intrigued by the seemingly-very-uniform growth of a large and fast-growing government petition. The government’s petitions site gives you the data in a quite usable form (called JSON) but it’s only an instantaneous snapshot of values. It doesn’t record the history of the petition’s growth.

So I built a little tool to collect the number of signatures every 5 minutes and store it so I could plot charts of growth.

Now…you may have noticed that a little petition has gone a bit “viral” in the last couple of days! So I kinda turn, temporarily, into petition data geek.

And it’s not just me that is tracking it. Various other people are doing interesting things with the data. So here’s a little list of Revoke Article 50 petition resources. If you want to add yours then drop me a line.

Tracking over time




Fun things

Code. AKA: “I think you’re confusing ‘Interesting’ with ‘Boring'”