Today I complete my round up of what Ealing’s councillors get up to on social media with the Tory councillors.
There are no Tory twitterers. I am not sure why the Tories are so Twitter averse. Maybe you are entitled to be tech laggards if your party name implies leaving things well alone! I guess that Twitter became popular whilst the Ealing Tory group were in power and it was not obvious to any of the then Tory councillors that it made sense to make a fool of yourself with Twitter. As I have found myself it is not hard to have your words taken out of context with blogs. The scope with Twitter, which is more spontaneous and offers less context, to cock up is probably greater than it is with blogs.
As well as myself there is one other Tory councillor blogger, Benjamin Dennehy, one of our new councillors.
Benjamin has gone to the trouble of getting his own domain name and setting up a very slick website. It does sometimes have a hint of the Alan B’stards about it. His blog has some interesting posts but has not been updated since 9th December. Keep up Benjamin!
Cllrs Millican, Stafford and I have done pieces for the ConservativeHome blog.
The Tory councillors are relatively confident compared to the other groups about posting on the EalingToday forum. Between them Cllrs Dabrowska, Dennehy, Costello, Millican, Popham, Stacey and I have posted hundreds of times, most often trying to respond to those “Look what the council has done now?” type postings. It’s old tech but hey!