Louise Mensch MP +K 79
Grant Shapps MP +K 65
Julian Huppert MP +K 60
(Richard Wishart +K 43)
All politicians nowadays have websites, email addresses and (sometimes) blogs. – being a politician is all about effective communication – whether on “Question Time” or “PMQs”. So why are so few politicians really embracing social media ?
@Julianhubbert, @grantscapps and @LouiseMensch are my favourites – and as you can see from their Klout scores they are really good. I recommend that you follow them.
One of the main reason for the “Hacking Enquiry” being so effective was that a small core of the Select Committee MP “activists” could get their messages out to the public directly – without having to butter up the printed media.
I would really like to hear from Jeremy Hunt, David Willetts and Mark Prisk on social media. In particular I would like to understand “who gets it” and who “doesn’t” There seems to be a “false” protocol that Minsters are free to engage in debate on “Question Time” but not on Twitter !! What nonsense.
Who gave the Prime Minister advice on last weeks riots – and suggested shutting down social media? What nonsense. Pleased to see that Julian Hubbert on the Home Affairs Select Committee agrees with me (on Twitter)
At the next Election I will only vote for a Politician who is prepared to engage effectively with social media – so they better get some practice in !!
Being prepared to justify their views and ideas on a “public hustings” is the mark of a really good and effective Member of Parliament. A “Husting” used to be a soapbox in front of a crowd in the market place. Today it is in Social Media.