I was glad to see the Speaker reflected on things and decided to step aside so quicly but this can only be first step in reconnecting Parliament to the people.
I think politicians can some of the changes needed but ultimately the challenge is bigger - to move away from a chamber steeped in the charm and make believe of 19th century flummery that people can't connect with or take seriously towards a more business like, modern chamber.
The Guardian has a good collection of pieces on some of the changes needed, here. Notably one of the questions asked is whether our Parliament has too many members - here are some international comparisons:
House of Commons 646
House of Lords 738
Assemblee Nationale 577
Chamber of Deputies 630
Congress of Deputies 350
House of Representatives 435
So I think a case can be made for a much smaller upper chamber and a somewhat reduced House of Commons.