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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