Guidance for Potential Petitioners
Two procedures are available, free of charge, to residents of the Isle of Man who wish to petition Tynwald. They are:
the “Petition for Redress”, sometimes known as the “Tynwald Hill petition”, which can be presented directly by any member of the public but only at the Midsummer sitting of Tynwald Court held at St John’s each year on Tynwald Day. This type of petition is more suited to a matter of public interest arising from an individual case.
the “Public Petition”, which may be presented by a Member of Tynwald on behalf of a member of the public at any of the monthly sittings of Tynwald Court in Douglas from October to June. This type of petition is more suited to a matter of public interest to which large numbers of people wish to subscribe.
Click here to view the guidance for petitions.