by Stephen Tall on February 25, 2007
If you live in the BBC South region, I’m on the lunch-time Politics Show today (BBC1, 12 noon) discussing how politicians market themselves. I’ll be appearing alongside Ed Vaizey, blogging Tory MP for Wantage, Oscar van Nooijen, a former fundraising colleague and now a New Labour councillor here in Oxford… and Captain Sensible, in his latest guise as leader of the direct-democracy Blah Party.
I’m told we’ll “probably be asking if new technology can bring politicians closer to the voters, if new media methods of campaigning are more effective than hitting the streets and whether people are turned off by politicians using new technology to get their message across – does the public think it’s gimmicky?”
I still have an hour to think up something semi-coherent and interesting…