Councillors

Catherine at Councillor Camp: webcasting and the digital future of councillors

Over the weekend Catherine spoke at the FutureGov-organised Councillor Camp that brought together people interested in the future of elected local-authority members. Catherine wore several hats at the event, including chief executive of the largest provider of webcasting to local government and expert on how local government should be engaging in digital spaces. These two are ...

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What is a networked councillor? We’re going to find out…

We're involved in an exciting project that is looking at how new technology can change the relationship local councillors have with the public. We know that the advent of social media in particular has allowed councillors to tap into online networks, changing the way some are communicating with residents. But what is the appropriate level of ...

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Making the most of Local Democracy Week

After all the excitement of the Olympics and Paralympics the idea of celebrating local democracy might seem a bit, well… ‘after the lord mayor’s show’. But for hundreds of councils Local Democracy Week, from the 15th to the 21st October, represents the best chance of convincing young people that local government matters and is worthy of their attention. In the ...

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How many councillors in the South West of England use Twitter?

A few weeks ago we published our research on councillors holding Twitter accounts in the West Midlands region. It seemed to be well received so we repeated the job for the South West of England - with Open Space South West taking place in the near future it seemed like a good place to turn ...

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