How will digital change local politics?

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Political Studies Association logoThe Local Politics Group of the Political Studies Association is holding a session to discuss the latest research on how local politicians are using digital – and you can get involved.

The session is:

Different with Digital
Tuesday 31st March 2015

From 1.30pm to 3pm

It’s part of the Political Studies Association Conference in Sheffield. 

You can find the full details on the conference web site:
Different with Digital: Scenarios for a Rewired Local Democracy


The session will be chaired by:

Dave Mckenna (Overview & Scrutiny Manager for City & County of Swansea)

It will include contributions from:

  • Hugh Bochel and Catherine Bochel (University of Lincoln)
  • Jane Scullion (De Montfort University)
  • Thom Oliver (Oxford Brookes)

Dave Mckenna at #notwestminster

Get involved

We will be live streaming courtesy of John Popham and live tweeting using @ldbytes. The hashtag for the conference is #PSA15 and you can check #notwestminster as well.

So, please get involved – follow the action and send us your questions via twitter.

If you can’t tune in on the day don’t worry, we are planning an archive of the live stream, a blog capturing the main points and a Storify.

See you there!

Live stream

You will be able to find the live stream at:  John Popham Live


3 thoughts on “How will digital change local politics?

    Good Practice Exchange said:
    March 31, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    Just watching the stream – great to see the National Assembly for Wales as good practice around petitions. Back to work whilst listening now. Great presentations so far!



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