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Reform House of Lords so 50% of members are key workers selected by ballot

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)

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Reform House of Lords so 50% of members are key workers selected by ballot

Petition Details

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.

Additional Information

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.


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