MPs reluctant to make friends on Facebook, survey finds

Over a quarter of MPs now have Facebook profile pages, according to a new survey of MPs.

Facebook: popular with some MPs
Facebook: popular with some MPs

Woodnewton Associates analysed all 646 MPs' presence on the social networking site to see which had an identifiable Facebook profile page.
The research found almost all MPs allow unrestricted access to people who have or had an official Parliament e-mail address, even if they are from another political party. But only 9 per cent allowed any member on Facebook the same rights of access.
‘Our research shows that most MPs have not grasped the potential to connect with the public,' said Prashant Yadave, co-author of the report.
The MP with the most Facebook ‘friends' at the time of the survey was George Galloway (15,700), followed by David Cameron (8,800) and Nick Clegg (5,000).

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