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  • Battersea Election Candidates and the Internet Dave Cross dave@dave.org.uk @davorg
  • Welcome to Battersea
  • Martin Linton MP Labour
  • Majority 163
  • After four recounts
  • Seven candidates this time
  • Martin Linton (Lab) Jane Ellison (Con) Layla Moran (LD) Guy Evans (Green) Christopher MacDonald (UKIP) Hugh Salmon (Ind) Tom Fox (Ind)
  • Plenty of activity
  • How to keep up?
  • Aggregate web feeds from all candidates
  • Only four candidates publish feeds
  • Emailed other candidates
  • One reply
  • 1/ Too busy 2/ Too hard 3/ Unimportant
  • “I don't really know what I'm doing”
  • “Computers scare me a bit”
  • How well do politicians understand the technology?
  • Feeds not exactly busy anyway
  • With the exception of one candidate
  • Twitter Usage By Day 25 20 15 martinlinton Tweets laylamoran salmon4batterc battersea4brit 10 5 0 4/7/2010 4/9/2010 4/11/2010 4/13/2010 4/15/2010 4/17/2010 4/19/2010 4/21/2010 4/23/2010 4/25/2010 4/27/2010 4/6/2010 4/8/2010 4/10/2010 4/12/2010 4/14/2010 4/16/2010 4/18/2010 4/20/2010 4/22/2010 4/24/2010 4/26/2010 4/28/2010 Date
  • Some vague conclusions
  • This isn't the internet election we were promised
  • Candidates still unsure about the internet
  • Unclear about the benefits
  • Parties need to invest more resources into digital campaigning
  • It's the future
  • Just not this time
  • More Information • ● http://ge2010.battersea-mp.org.uk ● http://blog.dave.org.uk/2009/04/overcomplicatin g-matters.html ● http://blog.dave.org.uk/2010/04/general- election-in-battersea.html ● http://blog.dave.org.uk/2010/04/modern- campaigning.html