Just so you know

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…

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Not the same Oscar who got one of the lowest Labour votes in the country in Newbury in 2005?

by Anonymous on February 25, 2007 at 12:10 pm. Reply #

You came across very well! Found your webpage after a google search. Nice to see a Lib Dem with a great grasp of communicating the message!

by Lloydie on February 25, 2007 at 1:13 pm. Reply #

Anon – in fairness, I’m not too sure how hard Oscar was trying…

Lloydie – thank you!

by Stephen Tall on February 26, 2007 at 11:25 pm. Reply #

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