Thursday, 30 July 2009

I want to be Dennis Thatcher

Actually not the Conservative bit. Or the golfing.

But I would love Tam to be Prime Minister.

And the first step towards that is getting Tam elected as an MP.

I'm very proud to say that last night Tam got selected as the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary candidate for Lewisham Deptford.

Tam is determined not to just win more votes for the Liberal Democrats in Lewisham - but to also make Lewisham a fairer, freer and safer, place while doing it.

The good news is that we were in second place at the last General Election in 2005, the local Labour party are complacent, and people are increasingly voting against Labour locally.

The bad news is that Lewisham Deptford is a Liberal Democrat constituency that has very little money, while Labour party locally still receives thousands of pounds from big unions to help fight elections.

So I'm writing to you to ask if you could donate some money or some time to help Tam get elected.

£25 would pay for printing and delivering 500 leaflets campaigning for things like better schools in Lewisham and effective action to cut crime. If you can donate now we can immediately get going in the next few days.

Simply click below to donate money, or reply to this email with offers of help.

Thank you very much in advance,


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Wednesday, 8 July 2009

How has the Prime Minister got almost a million Twitter followers?


No.10 Downing Street, much less noticed than Stephen Fry's following on Twitter, has amassed almost a million followers on Twitter.

This must count as by far and away the biggest, and least noticed, success of Downing Street's digital team.

I take my hat off to them for this. Why on earth aren't they crowing about it more though?

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Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Using the internet for better public consultation

Steph Gray's blog has a great presentation that he gave yesterday on the future of public consultations, and how the internet can help engage a wider range of people, improve the quality of ideas generated and significantly change the policy process.

I particularly like the Simply Understand blog which translates official policy speak into readable English.

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Wednesday, 1 July 2009


I’m very impressed.

I can email and it automatically creates a blog for me. And my first blog posting.

It then, after a quick set up, cross posts this to my Blogger blog.

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