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Two new reports into online politics

First up, there’s a report from the Hansard Society which has surveyed MPs and their use of the internet (“A study into how MPs use digital media to communicate with their constituents”):

Usage of internet by MPs - Hansard Society graph

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Lib Dem website comes close second in policy search tests

News from Brand Republic:

Tamar, the natural search conversion agency, has today released the results of its first Political Search Index, which tracks how easy it is for voters to find official policy information from the mainstream political parties online.

The results show the Labour Party trailing badly behind the Conservatives, Liberal Democrats, Green Party and the Scottish National Party.

Tamar’s research looked at fifteen specific policy areas of interest to voters and examined how effectively the political parties have optimised content on their own websites for Google.

The overall scores were:

Conservatives 1.5
Liberal Democrats 1.9
Greens 3.1
SNP 6.8
Labour 25.9

You can read more here.

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    I never failed to be impressed by the sheer energy of Merlene and hats off for taking a crack at breaching the edifice that is...
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    A wag once commented "It is difficult to make predictions, especially about the future." In 1798 Thomas Malthus predicted that population growth would bring famine...
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    Democracy needs more consultation and representation of mainstream opinion.
  • User Avatarsuzanne Fletcher 16th Oct - 10:08pm
    Well yes, Mark, but I was thinking of all the work one person had to do as well. radical idea - post them all on...
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    Suzanne, I entirely see your point, but can see an advantage to having them all in one place, especially for non-Liberal Democrat readers and those...
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    Dear Mark, but if the press office sent to people who asked for them ( and I presume someone at HQ is clever enough to...