Jim Cousins

or "Not the real Jim Cousins Blog".

Wednesday, August 11, 2004

I'm going to see Jim Cousins

There was me thinking August was going to be a bit quiet on the Jim Cousins Blog with Parliament on their summer holidays. But there's been contact between myself and Jim.

Over the course of the last week I've been exchanging emails with his Research and Constituency Worker. The gist of them is that they've offered help with resource materials for this blog in the form of FAQs on Jim's views and copies of other materials on various matters. Jim is also interested in all forms of communicating with his constituents and is aware the internet is playing an increasing role in everyone's lives. Not quite a "Give me my blog please" but definitely a step in the right direction.

The upshot of these emails is that I'm going to see Jim soon to talk about blogging and the role it can play in an MP's communication tool box. Thanks Jim (and Jo!).

I've never mentioned it up until now as I wanted to wait until a concrete meeting had been arranged. Additionally ALL email to this blog will be, and has been, treated with the utmost confidentiality and not mentioned until explicit permission has been given to do so. So if you've been putting off contacting this blog over fears of my repeating anything said in an email - fear no longer. Some local peoples views on this whole business of MPs and the internet would be more than appreciated bearing in mind the upcoming meeting.

Update: And this is how it went...