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Bonkers Blog March 2014

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4 March (Part 1) - Twitter and a twit

Rob LeitchI get the impression that most B-i-B readers do not use Twitter and I am wary of it myself. Since opening an account I have mainly used it for announcing the blogs I think may be of most interest. What I do concede is that it can be a very powerful tool for distributing opinions and information and technically it works exceptionally well; I can see why some politicians are keen users - and some not.

Yesterday I became involved in a Twitter conversation about any ‘biographies’ that those intending to stand for election in Bexley in May may have made available to electors. While searching for an answer I came across the associated image. It is Rob Leitch’s Twitter page and the self proclaimed “commonsense Tory candidate for Sidcup Ward in May 2014” appears to be keen on hiding. All I know about him is that he has been a willing Tory stooge and works for an MP. He wants your vote but he doesn’t want to talk to you.

‘Biographies’ are hard to come by and I found only a few…

Chris Attard, UKIP, Lesnes
Cheryl Bacon, Conservative, Cray Meadows
Mick Barnbrook, Independent, Blackfen and Lamorbey
Elwyn Bryant, Independent, Blackfen and Lamorbey
Rob Comley, UKIP, East Wickham
Peter Craske, Conservative, Blackfen and Lamorbey
Nicholas Dowling, Independent, Blackfen and Lamorbey
Mike Ferro, UKIP, Barnehurst
Lynn Smith, UKIP, Blackfen and Lamorbey
Chris Taylor, Conservative, Blackfen and Lamorbey

The concentration on Blackfen and Lamorbey appears to be entirely coincidental. The absence of the Labour party may not be. If you know of more please let me know.


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