What I wrote at Lib Dem Voice

February 25, 2007

Just so you know

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…

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

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

Lloydie said...

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!

Stephen Tall said...

Anon - in fairness, I'm not too sure how hard Oscar was trying...

Lloydie - thank you!