Lynne Featherstone MP this week received a top prize in the Orange Digital Election Awards as the election’s best online campaigner in a special ceremony held at the House of Commons.
According to judges, the net-savvy MP won the award for her “sustained long-term work”, “genuine local and national following through her lively website and blog and Twitter feed” and showing “what a parliamentary candidate can achieve through social and digital media.”
Judges included Paul Waugh, Deputy Political Editor of the Evening Standard, Rishi Saha, Head of New Media for the Conservative Party and Paul Farrelly, MP.
Lynne Featherstone has been making use of the internet and emails for many years, having blogged since 2003 and been one of the first MPs to tweet. Lynne today has over 3,000 Twitter and Facebook followers and thousands of local residents on her emailing list.
Lynne Featherstone MP comments:
“I don’t blog, tweet and use Facebook to win awards – I do it because I believe in ongoing, honest and direct communication with the people I represent.
“But it’s nevertheless fantastic and very heart-warming to have my long-running online work, and especially my emailing list and new website recognised in this way. Thank you Orange!”
For a video with highlights from the event at the House of Commons see here.