Local MP nominated for prestigious new media award

Hornsey and Wood Green’s Liberal Democrat MP has been nominated for another media award this week. Lynne Featherstone is in the running for the New Statesman’s New Media Award ‘Democracy in Action’ for her commitment to keeping in touch with her constituents through her regular blog.

Lynne has been a regular blogger for several years, and runs a website packed with information about her work and local Liberal Democrat campaigns. More recently, Lynne has started ‘twittering’ – keeping in touch with her constituents through regular text messaging.

The prestigious New Media Awards, now in their tenth year, champion those individuals or organisations using the power of new media in fresh, creative and constructive ways. The Democracy in Action award recognises the use of new media technology to improve democracy, fostering better communications between the public and those they elect. The awards will be decided by a panel of judges and presented in July.

Lynne Featherstone comments:

“I love using my website to keep in touch with people locally, and I try and blog on a very regular basis. It’s great to have this recognised by being nominated. Fingers crossed for July!”