Put questions to MP via Twitter

By Richard Wright

Saturday, March 29, 2014

 

CONSTITUENTS can take their problems to MP Andrew Turner via Twitter in a new move.

Mr Turner is encouraging people to tweet him questions but says he is very aware the limit of 140 characters will mean it will not be suitable for more complex issues.

He said: "I’ve been on Twitter for around six months — @TheIslandsMP — and I thought I would try using it to see if people find it helpful.

"I had resisted the idea of going on Twitter as some people have famously got into trouble with it.

"But when planning the content for my website, www. islandmp.org, which went live in January, I decided to take the plunge.

"This will only be suitable for fairly straightforward questions, where a quick answer is possible.

"For anything more complex, there are my usual face-to-face Friday surgeries, my Saturday sessions around the Island, or Islanders can call, write or e-mail me."

Next Friday, April 4, there will be a general Twitter surgery, and on Friday, April 11, a Twitter surgery for business, both from 11am to noon, organised in conjunction with Wight Hour, a networking service, which holds regular sessions to help promote Island businesses on Twitter.

Reporter: richardw@iwcpmail.co.uk

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by Gaspard Postlethwaite

30th March 2014, at 23:26:34

Well done Andrew..........I shall be tweeting you!

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by Gaspard Postlethwaite

30th March 2014, at 23:26:33

Well done Andrew..........I shall be tweeting you!

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by Baz Taylor

30th March 2014, at 22:57:23

Never used Twitter. Much prefer Facebook. Is he on that?

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by Kevin Barclay-Jay

30th March 2014, at 12:30:42

Just something else for him to ignore or get Carol to answer for him

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by David Blackford

30th March 2014, at 07:55:07

If "to twitter" is a verb, then "twitting" is an adjective and the noun for people who do it must surely be "twits"

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by Den Young

29th March 2014, at 16:32:29

still waiting to see how the council got on with their journey onto facebook, it all went quiet.

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by David Blackford

29th March 2014, at 14:12:43

Trouble with twitter - people might call you a twit if you twitter

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by David Blackford

29th March 2014, at 13:42:05

I'm not a tweeter - but I remember tweety-pie - A little bird who tought he taw a puddy cat

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