New media reward for Hyndburn's Labour Group

HYNDBURN’S Labour Group has been rewarded for its use of new media and innovative campaigning.

The borough’s Labour councillors were presented with the award after launching a number of online blogs, and social media accounts.

Rishton councillor, Ken Moss, set up the Rishton First blog in February 2010.

He regularly updates it to promote the activities in his town, and to make residents aware of ongoing issues.

Coun Moss said: “It’s nice to get a little bit of recognition from higher up for the work we are doing at a local level here in Hyndburn.

“Our readership is growing all the time, from just a few hundred in 2010, to well over 10,000 every month in 2013.”

He continued: "On a fundamental level it also allows us to communicate with residents in a different way and reach out to people who may never read the leaflets that come through their door, or show any interest in what they perceive 'politics' to be.”

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2:33pm Wed 11 Dec 13

warrenlm says...

Just to clarify - The original News Article does not make it clear that In this case, the Labour Party "GAVE ITSELF" an award - just for setting up a few local political blogsites ... hundreds and thousands of which are created all over the Internet, every hour, every single day.

It's not as if they got one from blogawardsuk.co.uk or from anywhere else !!
Just to clarify - The original News Article does not make it clear that In this case, the Labour Party "GAVE ITSELF" an award - just for setting up a few local political blogsites ... hundreds and thousands of which are created all over the Internet, every hour, every single day. It's not as if they got one from blogawardsuk.co.uk or from anywhere else !! warrenlm

10:28am Thu 12 Dec 13

Pan-cake says...

warrenlm wrote:
Just to clarify - The original News Article does not make it clear that In this case, the Labour Party "GAVE ITSELF" an award - just for setting up a few local political blogsites ... hundreds and thousands of which are created all over the Internet, every hour, every single day.

It's not as if they got one from blogawardsuk.co.uk or from anywhere else !!
Glad someone out there also spotted this. It makes you wonder about the political impartiality of our local paper and/or the ability of the reporters to enquire beyond the PR spin that is provided by political parties of what ever hue.
In this item one would have thought that who was giving the award would be essential to the story, but no mention.
Of course, with the same party occupying both district and county councils perhaps if the the local press are too independent they won't get the news snippits such as this with which will fill their pages.
Meanwhile down in Preston unlike the LT, the Lancashie Evening Post is not censoring readers comments about the long running story of PCC Clive Grunshaw, the IPCC and CPS.
[quote][p][bold]warrenlm[/bold] wrote: Just to clarify - The original News Article does not make it clear that In this case, the Labour Party "GAVE ITSELF" an award - just for setting up a few local political blogsites ... hundreds and thousands of which are created all over the Internet, every hour, every single day. It's not as if they got one from blogawardsuk.co.uk or from anywhere else !![/p][/quote]Glad someone out there also spotted this. It makes you wonder about the political impartiality of our local paper and/or the ability of the reporters to enquire beyond the PR spin that is provided by political parties of what ever hue. In this item one would have thought that who was giving the award would be essential to the story, but no mention. Of course, with the same party occupying both district and county councils perhaps if the the local press are too independent they won't get the news snippits such as this with which will fill their pages. Meanwhile down in Preston unlike the LT, the Lancashie Evening Post is not censoring readers comments about the long running story of PCC Clive Grunshaw, the IPCC and CPS. Pan-cake

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