New UK eParticipation Effort: Top ePetitions to Become Legislation

In 2011, the most popular citizen-created petitions on the Website will be drafted as legislation in the UK Parliament, and petitions receiving a certain level of support will be guaranteed a debate in the House of Commons, according to stories in The Guardian and The Financial Times published 28 December 2010.

This ePetition measure seems to implement the Referendum Bill / Alternative Vote provision of section 6 of the 2010 Liberal Democrat – Conservative coalition agreement.

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