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April 2, 2004

Shaun Woodward

Labour MP for St Helens South

Launched: April 2, 2004

Format: Custom by OtherMedia

Comments: Yes
Trackback: No
Syndication: Yes

Oooh, what a clever clogs is Shaun Woodward. He even has his own domain name. And engagement with the public is the order of the day, as Shaun made clear in his launch post:

Getting people interested in British politics really matters. Why do human rights matter? How do we take the equality agenda forward? Why should we reform the House of Lords? Should we engage further into the EU? Do we still suffer from institutional racism in Britain? Why do more people seem to be interested in Pop Idol or I'm a Celebrity than in General Elections? These are serious questions and invite serious conversation. So please, use the site not only for reference but to engage. I'm looking forward to hearing from you.

However, as this site is custom-built, it does not work and play well with other weblogs. This may have something to do with the decision not to include a trackback function, but it's equally likely that this was a strategic move. I'll try to find out.

OK, let's get back to engagement. Shaun regularly opens the floor to debate on a wide range of issues and usually gets a healthy response. Visitors can then read his views, the views of others and any responses from the MP.

The comments are kept in order via a pre-vetting system (Shaun or his staff can read comments before they are cleared and published) and there's also a nifty 'Check this box if you live in St Helens South' feature.

Posted by timireland on April 2, 2004 10:40 AM in the category Blogs: MPs (Labour)


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