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Stephen Williams Launches New Blog

5.00.00pm BST (GMT +0100) Wed 18th Aug 2010

Stephen Williams has today launched his new blog, intended to give Bristol West residents a greater insight into his work as their Member of Parliament.

Writing in his first blog post, Stephen said: "I've always tried to be an open and accessible politician. Back in the mid 1990s I was one of the first councillors in Bristol to have an email address. I've had a web site for over a decade and am a Facebook enthusiast…and unlike many MPs I manage my own Facebook profile, rather than getting an intern to do it! I've been a blogging and Twitter sceptic and resisted constant urgings to try them out. But I've decided to cave in on the former and give it a go."

Stephen is the latest in a line of Bristol Lib Dem politicians who are using blogging and other internet tools to keep in touch with their constituents. Councillors Neil Harrison and Alex Woodman both write blogs, and Ashley councillor Jon Rogers is a longstanding user of Twitter, with over 500 followers.

To read Stephen's blog, visit

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