As previously blogged about here Gill Thompson's brother David, a former soldier, died starving and destitute after being penalised for missing a meeting with the jobcentre.
Gill set up a petition calling for an investigation into benefit sanctions and the needless harm they create upon those the DWP impose them upon.
Today, after more than 211,000 signatories, it has been revealed that MP's will be holding an independent inquiry into sanctions.
Victory! Petitions do work. Read about it here