Saturday, 22 August 2009

Tele-participation in party conference

The local Liberal Democrat web-site is advertising a facility for party members to quiz Nick Clegg by email for the Liberal Democrat federal conference which takes place in Bournemouth in mid-September.

I'd like to have seen the party go further, and open this facility to all people with email. After all, if journalists, most of whom are not party members (some very clearly not party members!) can conduct televised interviews on the stage at conference, and also chair events on the party fringe, many of which are excerpted for broadcast, why shouldn't the ordinary voter get a look-in?

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