|Voting begins in 'Britain's Best MP' Campaign.
||[Dec. 21st, 2009|12:13 pm]
Keith Halstead and Tim Hood
Yoosk and votes are coming in (Chris Mullin is in the lead as I write).Our Poll for 'Best MP' is 'live' on |
For those of you who haven't seen our earlier posts, I'll quickly re-cap what we are doing. In an effort to remind ourselves that not all MPs are tarred with the same brush as the 'expenses cheats' we began our campaign to find 'Britain's Best MP'. We asked our users to nominate their choices and then submit questions they would like to ask the nominees - the idea being that after viewing the answers to the top-voted questions our users would then make their final vote for the candidate of their choice.
The nominated MPs were: Douglas Carswell, Lynne Featherstone, Tom Harris, David Howarth, Chris Mullin, Bob Russell, Gisela Stuart and Jo Swinson.
All 8 nominated MPs answered our top five questions and you can view their answers on our home page. Our top rated question was from 'artichelper':
'What do you believe is the best change in policy that you, yourself played a significant role in making that change happen? You can see the answers below.'
In addition to focusing on the positive side of politics, one of our aims at Yoosk is to make our politicians more accessible and democracy more interesting and we think that with this exercise we have helped in a small way to do this. The questions we put to the MPs were the ones chosen by our users and by asking the MPs to keep their answers short, we have been able to publish them in an easily viewable format. The result is an interesting range of answers across the political spectrum to some very good questions.
To view all the questions and answers and to vote in our campaign, please visit our website - Yoosk.
If you have any comments or feedback for us, we'd love to hear from you - you can leave comments here or on our website 'contact us' page.