Having been blocked on Twitter by my MP Kevin Barron years ago, in a dull moment or two, I have wondered if Kevin still takes part in the Twittersphere of information and misinformation sharing.
His website page here, Kevin Barron MP gives contact details – email and telephone, but does not mention Twitter. The news page is not a very detailed report of what has been happening in either Parliament or Rother Valley. If he uses Twitter to inform his constituents of his policies, then I am missing out on important information.
Yesterday, I received a link from this account
which claims to list the deleted Tweets of MPs.
Now of course, all of us who engage in Twitter or any other social media, will have written posts which on second thinking, we decide to either reword or delete altogether. Nothing strange about that.
But I am more curious about the thoughts and actions of my MP because of the “blocked” situation, than I might generally be and so find Politwoops an interesting read. After all, as we have recently been reminded, on the anniversary of Tony Benn’s death :
“Members of Parliament are LENT the powers of their constituents and they must return the powers UNDIMINISHED. It’s not for members of parliament to give away powers that were lent to them because they don’t belong to them. They belong to the electorate – and that is a critical matter”.
So, what do you think ?
Is looking at my MP’s deleted tweets a good way to understand their true thinking … or is it just unethical and none of my business ?
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