Friday, 19 July 2013

Cambridge MP Is A Top Tweeter On Twitter

When it comes to Twitter, MP Julian Huppert is a top tweeter.

He virtually swept the board in most of the categories of a competition to find the best MP on the social networking site.

Julian scored top marks for engaging with constituents and regularity and nine out of 10 for being informative placing him third in the contest run by the website

The judges said: “He is to be seriously commended for being so open and engaged. As opposed to most MPs on Twitter, who rarely, if ever, bother debating with their followers, Huppert is extremely communicative. He is apparently open for discussion with anyone who tweets him and is constantly engaging with his followers.

“This informal approach cuts down barriers between MP and constituents. And Huppert offers detailed, substantive tweets on the key issues he follows, which branch out from the mainstream agenda to include topics like surveillance, drugs reform and immigration.

“His regular updates mean he is a constant presence online. A serious account for serious politics, with a refreshingly open and engaged attitude.”

Julian said: “I’m delighted that I’ve been recognised in this way. Social networking is such an quick and easy system to use and it’s great for giving me the chance to keep in touch with constituents. I can let them know what I’m doing and answer their questions.

“We are all busy and it means they can tell me about issues they are concerned about without having to take time out from their day to day lives. And I can let them know about decisions in Parliament, campaigns or events that I think they might be interested in.”