This petition was submitted during the 2017–2019 Conservative government
Petition Put an option on ballot papers for a ‘jury’s choice’ MP
Many people don’t vote in elections because they don’t want to be represented by any of the candidates standing. Some of those non-voters feel we’d be better served if MPs were chosen through some form of random selection; those people are currently denied the chance to properly express their will.
Many capable, diligent, public-spirited people would never actively seek to become MPs but would willingly step up to the responsibility, if called upon.
We ask that Parliament require that:
a) all ballot papers for elections to Parliament include an option for a ‘jury’s choice’ MP; and
b) if that option wins, a jury (composed of randomly-selected members of the local electorate who are willing to serve as MP) be convened to discuss the role and choose one of their number to be the new MP.
This petition closed early because of a General Election Find out more on the Petitions Committee website