The wish to petition the Commons rather than the Lords is understandable, but there are occasions when it may make sense to petition the Lords, including on a particular piece of legislation or to try to get an issue raised. I see no reason why we should not pursue the possibility of allowing petitions to be submitted electronically.
The UK is one of the biggest petition signing countries in Europe and the World and Ministers are to harness this as a key way of giving local people more say.
The more the merrier?
Saves having to think about pesky issues like proportional voting or devolving power from the centre, that’s for sure.