The internet and the 2010 election putting the small ‘p’ back in politics?
Thursday July 29 2010 6.30pm to 8.00pm
Portcullis House, Houses of Parliament
Chair: Dr. Andy Williamson, Hansard Society
Speakers: Rachel Gibson, University of Manchester; Matthew
McGregor, Blue State Digital; Helen Duffett, LibDemVoice and former LibDem
was supposed to be Britain's first ‘internet election', but, in the end, it was
the televised leaders' debates that really captured the public imagination.
There was no pivotal moment at which we entered the age of internet
politics but the 2010 election shows how the internet has become a ‘business as
usual' space for people and, with this, for politics and campaigning.
Listen to the panellists and audience discuss what they feel really happened online and behind the
scenes in the digital election:
The Hansard Society has also
published an informative guide to the 2010 online campaign. Edited by
Rachel Gibson, Andy Williamson and Stephen Ward, with contributions
from Mark Pack, Matthew McGregor and Will Straw; 'The internet and the 2010 election: putting the small ‘p' back in politics?' sets out to cut
through the hype and provide some
empirical evidence of the internet's place in the election.