Nick Clegg at Reuters: the highlights #askclegg

Nick Clegg received hundreds of questions yesterday during his “Ask Clegg” event with Reuters. It was an online version of the Lib Dem leader’s Town Hall meetings, where members of the public were invited to ask Nick any question they liked.

These were received in a variety of ways, including via the Reuters website, on Twitter and even from Christian Payne (aka @Documentally) in the back of a London cab:

Lynne Featherstone was fielding questions from Lib Dem grassroots members, from the HQ at Cowley St, and has written about it on her blog. Jo Swinson was interviewed on her use of social media in politics.

You can see photos from the day and there’s even a caricature by Matt Buck.

Looking forward to getting the on-demand version of the videos, and when those are ready I’ll post them here.

The verdict overall was that Nick answered a good variety of questions, if in a little too much detail for the genre and sheer number of questions submitted. Many of those who’d put questions via Twitter also tweeted afterwards that they were pleased with the answers, and the hashtag #askclegg was trending in third place yesterday lunchtime.

An interesting experiment, another way to engage with voters, and worth doing again in the future.

Read more by or more about , , , or .
This entry was posted in Events and Online politics.

Post a Comment

Lib Dem Voice welcomes comments from everyone but we ask you to be polite, to be on topic and to be who you say you are. You can read our comments policy in full here. Please respect it and all readers of the site.

If you are a member of the party, you can have the Lib Dem Logo appear next to your comments to show this. You must be registered for our forum and can then login on this public site with the same username and password.

To have your photo next to your comment please signup your email address with Gravatar.

Your email is never published. Required fields are marked *

Please complete the name of this site, Liberal Democrat ...?


Recent Comments

  • Peter Martin
    @ Katharine, I'm sorry your thread was diverted on to internal issues of the Labour Party. For some strange reason Joe chose to dig up an obscure 80's SWP ar...
  • Peter Martin
    @ Joe, The BBC article doesn't get it right on Trotskyist entryism. Many people have joined the Party to promote Socialist policies which includes widespread...
  • Joseph Bourke
    Katharine, Ed Davey floated the idea of funding a universal basic income with coronavirus debt-for-shares plan last summer
  • Margaret
    @Paul Fisher As of July 2019 complaints and disciplinary matters have been in the hands of the new system. The English state and regional parties no longer hav...
  • Katharine Pindar
    Gentlemen, after these enjoyable excursions into the creditable history of the coalition government of the Second World War and the succeeding Attlee government...
Thu 11th Mar 2021