Articles by: Parliament Street

Report offers MPs guidelines on how to best use social media

Report offers MPs guidelines on how to best use social media

Our report on MP’s use of twitter is covered in Wired. Parliament Street determined that the most “successful’ tweeting MPs would follow four basic rules: updating their Twitter account regularly; retweeting and answer questions when possible; offering links to campaigns and groups linked to their constituency or party; and, possibly most importantly, maintaining a funny and normal persona on their […]

by · 10th October 2012 · Blog

Drinks reception

Join the committee plus special guests, where you will be updated on our progress and witness the unveiling of what special events we have planned in Westminster to see us out until the new year.

by · 8th October 2012 · Blog
How Many Tweets Make A Tory

How Many Tweets Make A Tory

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by · 8th October 2012 · News

Does UKIP pose a threat to the Conservative Party?

The first of two events held at the 2012 Conservative Party Conference.

We will be asked the question that was on everybody's lips: Does UKIP pose a threat to the Conservative Party?

by · 8th October 2012 · Blog
Leveson and the pressing need for reform of the Inquiries Act 2005

Leveson and the pressing need for reform of the Inquiries Act 2005

In this opinion paper, Alex Hawley argues that the Inquiries Act needs urgent reform if public inquiries are to instil public confidence. Read the paper (pdf)

by · 7th October 2012 · Blog
@Parliament: : the failure of MPs to connect on Twitter

@Parliament: : the failure of MPs to connect on Twitter

In this first original piece of research commissioned by Parliament Street, we uncover new ways of allowing backbench MPs to successfully engage with their voters through Twitter. Including a report on best practice by Councillor Paul Deach of Surrey Heath Borough Council, a noted champion and successful user of social media. Read the report (pdf)

by · 7th October 2012 · Blog
Changes needed to Inquiries Act 2005, argues opinion paper

Changes needed to Inquiries Act 2005, argues opinion paper

The Inquiries Act needs urgent amendment if public inquiries are to inspire confidence in the public, Alex Hawley argues.

by · 7th October 2012 · frontpage
Report urges MPs to brush up on Twitter skills and become ‘real time’ politicians

Report urges MPs to brush up on Twitter skills and become ‘real time’ politicians

Report urges elected representatives to utilise social to media break down the barrier between Parliament and the electorate

by · 7th October 2012 · Tech Frontiers, Research
Computer Business Review – MPs told to brush up on Twitter skills report

Computer Business Review – MPs told to brush up on Twitter skills report

5th October 2012 Further coverage of our research report on Twitter use by MPs, this time in Computer Business Review. Steven George-Hilley, our Director of Technology and Enterprise told the publication: “Whilst it’s clear that certain MPs are maximising social media channels to engage with voters, many still have a long way to go before they achieve the status of […]

by · 5th October 2012 · Blog
New Research from Parliament Street – UK schools need a radical technology strategy

New Research from Parliament Street – UK schools need a radical technology strategy

Steven George-Hilley writes about how technology can transform education.

by · 26th September 2012 · Tech Frontiers, Research