I am even more convinced about online petitions than I was last Friday when I tried out the Lib Dems' new single issue website creator. Having set up a site and online petition against an opencast scheme in my ward on Friday, I sent the link to constituents. This morning I arrived back in the office and opened my inbox to find 300 emails from people who have signed the petition online. Plenty from people not on our circulation list which shows that people circulate our email newsletters amongst family and friends.
It will take some time to process all the replies. Indeed, the number of replies continues to grow with 2 more arriving whilst I write this blog! But I'm not complaining!