How many people in London signed petition to limit fireworks sales?

More than 301,000 people have signed the petition, including more than 17,200 Londoners .

A petition to limit the sale and use of fireworks to licensed displays only has received more than 301,000 signatures, including 17,219 from people in London.

The petition said: “Current legislation allows for public use of fireworks 16 hours a day, every day, making it impossible for vulnerable groups to take precautions against the distress they can cause.

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“Better enforcement of existing law is insufficient; limiting their sale & use to licensed displays only is necessary.”

The petition called on the UK Government to restrict the sales of fireworks to only organisers and licensed displays.

This, the organisers of the petition, say, will help to “protect vulnerable people and animals from the distress and anxiety caused by unexpected firework noise and pollution.

“Legislation that balances people’s desires for firework displays, and individual rights to not be distressed throughout the year, is needed now.”

The petition closed on 21 January 2021 and was debated in Parliament yesterday.

For a breakdown of the signatures in constituencies in London, see below.

Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner 364

Harrow East 143

Hendon 221

Chipping Barnet 292

Enfield Southgate 213

Enfield North 273

Edmonton 109

Chingford and Woodford Green 315

Ilford North 282

Romford 431

Hornchurch and Upminster 582

Dagenham and Rainham 321

Ilford South 110

Barking 189

East Ham 116

Leyton and Wanstead 240

West Ham 185

Walthamstow 255

Tottenham 169

Hackney North and Stoke Newington 210

Hackney South and Shoreditch 203

Bethnal Green and Bow 210

Poplar and Limehouse 247

Hornsey and Wood Green 281

Islington North 234

Islington South and Finsbury 174

Cities of London and Westminster 116

Holborn and St Pancras 293

Finchley and Golders Green 178

Hampstead and Kilburn 202

Westminster North 107

Chelsea and Fulham 107

Kensington 109

Hammersmith 155

Brent Central 124

Brent North 139

Ealing Central and Acton 174

Brentford and Isleworth 396

Ealing Southall 119

Harrow West 172

Hayes and Harlington 227

Feltham and Heston 380

Twickenham 462

Richmond Park 372

Kingston and Surbiton 336

Putney 212

Wimbledon 220

Mitcham and Morden 262

Sutton and Cheam 265

Battersea 172

Tooting 203

Carshalton and Wallington 306

Vauxhall 149

Streatham 201

Croydon North 160

Croydon Central 276

Croydon South 289

Bermondsey and Old Southwark 304

Camberwell and Peckham 162

Dulwich and West Norwood 176

Lewisham West and Penge 220

Lewisham Deptford 222

Beckenham 346

Lewisham East 237

Bromley and Chislehurst 235

Orpington 340

Greenwich and Woolwich 357

Eltham 335

Erith and Thamesmead 317

Bexleyheath and Crayford 352

Old Bexley and Sidcup 364