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John Barrett MP at Lib Dem Bloggers' Unconference

Just two weekends ago, we helped run a moderately successful Bloggers’ Unconference in Edinburgh, the guests of the Scottish Liberal Democrats at their HQ in Clifton Terrace. The Scottish Lib Dems were generous with their facilities and their time, giving us a room for a day, feeding us, and making sure lots of interesting senior Scottish Lib Dems came to talk to us. In the end four English bloggers made the …

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Activate – reviewed by a participant

Around 8 miles from the sizeable spa town of Buxton in Derbyshire, but in the quaint and tiny village of Great Hucklow, activists from across the country assembled together for Liberal Youth’s Activate/Motivate training weekend at the Foundry Adventure Centre. This was my first time at a Liberal Youth specific event, having only previously attended the Federal Conference in Harrogate as a Liberal Democrat member.

Intensive training from a team of four party campaigners, including one current councillor and a full-time training officer, gave us tuition on a range of skills including: canvassing technique; writing campaign literature; writing short speeches; …

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How are Lib Dem councillors using Twitter/Facebook?

Today’s Times reports on the growth of Twitter and Facebook among councillors, noting in particular the work of one Lib Dem councillor/blogger, Daisy Benson:

Daisy Benson, a Liberal Democrat member of Reading Borough Council, used Facebook to encourage young people to take part in a scrutiny review of the standard of private rented housing in the area. “I used it because the issue we were looking at particularly affected students and young people and it’s a good way to reach them.”

Benson set up a Facebook group and listed the consultation questions. The group attracted more than 80 members. Among

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