Friday, 13 December 2013

The Labour Group Leader and Parliamentary Candidate Updates His Twitter Page In Full Council

Not that confirmation was needed, but you know when social media is a powerful weapon in a politicians arsenal when a debate appears on a local politics blog if it is acceptable for a Councillor to use social media during a meeting of Full Council.

As an avid user of social media, I personally would not tweet during a meeting but that is an individual choice. Earlier today, Cllr Ware-Lane on his blog highlighted a couple of my cabinet colleagues updating their facebook pages during Full Council yesterday evening.

To help the local political blogsphere decide whether Councillors using social media during Full Council is a slap in the face for local democracy, I noticed that during the last meeting of Full Council on the 17th October, that Cllr Ian Gilbert, the Labour Group Leader and Parliamentary candidate for Rochford & Southend East, decided to tweet on proceedings.


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