Submitted by Tom Woerndl on Thursday 28th May 2020
Published on Thursday 6th August 2020
Current status: Open
Open until: Saturday 6th February 2021
Current Signatures: 64
(count is updated approximately hourly)
Reform House of Lords so 50% of members are key workers selected by ballot
Reform the House of Lords and set up a ballot system so that key workers can make up half of the members. Any key worker that has been in their position for 5 years or more can apply for the ballot. Once selected they should serve 5-year fixed terms.
The House of Lords is unelected and therefore undemocratic. Key workers deserve a legacy and lasting recognition. We believe the House of Lords does not represent us, and that the inclusion of key workers would help rebalance the democratic deficit.
We should embrace a second chamber that combines professions such as refuse collectors, surgeons, carers, nurses, delivery drivers, and supermarket workers.
If you want to sign this petition (as opposed to merely discuss it), you need to do that on the government's e-Petitions website.
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