This morning, 09 April 2014, five days after the petition began; Maria Miller MP resigned from her ministerial post.
The public support for this petition has been overwhelming. Of course this is just the first step. Maria Miller still hasn't paid back the full £45,000 and the expenses system still needs reform.
In addition there are questions that need answering about the Committee on Standards. They disregarded the Parliamentary Commissioners recommendations after a 14 month investigation, letting Maria Miller off with literally a slap on the wrist.
I hope this petition has shown that the power of people power via social media is a game changer. This can rightly be seen as the first ministerial resignation via pressure from social media.
Thank you once again for your time to sign and promote this important subject matter. I hope going forward this petition will help contribute to achieving positive change.