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On Bridget's site, I happen to know (because I know her and some of the people that work for her) that she's in the middle of a major overhall of her site.

Not that this excuses the lack of updates, but it is (I hope) an indication that she knows that the current site isn't up to much.

I've been doing quite a lot of thinking about what politicians and local political parties websites should be like recently and think there's a whole load more they could be getting out of being online.

I'd suggest that parties (particularly at the local level) need to stop believing the press they get and recognise the strengths they have in being a persuader for better civic cultures. It's members of political parties that a big part of the civic glue, serving on school governing bodies and health boards, active in local charities, and of course the people who put themselves forward for elections to councils, regional bodies and parliament.

Party members are the only people who do these things, obviously, but they are an important component in making this work.

Celebrating this online would I believe help give those not involved in organised politics a better insight into what political parties are for.

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