Local MP Tom Brake goes digital

October 10, 2012 1:01 PM

Local MP Tom Brake went digital this Monday as he hosted his first of a series of regular online advice surgeries via Facebook and Skype.

The online surgery came about just as Facebook announced last week it had surpassed one billion users worldwide, 30 million users in the UK alone. This initiative is part of his effort to engage with local residents and provide them with a simple medium to raise their concerns from the comfort of their own homes.

Tom said "It was an intense hour, but I was delighted to see so many local residents taking part and thrilled by the quality of their questions and interventions. Many asked about the frontline services at St Helier hospital, affordable housing and how the Government was supporting businesses."

"The number of users speak for itself and MPs should not ignore Facebook as a way of communicating with local residents. Online surgeries are unique because they not only allow constituents to ask questions privately, but also allows them to post questions publicly and generate discussions with other participants."

Find out about Tom's work and future dates for online advice surgeries by visiting facebook.com/brake or http://tombrake.co.uk/en/.

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