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Welcome to Twitter @AshleyFoxMEP! South West Conservative MEP becomes latest to join social media site

Saturday, 20 July 2013
It was surely only a matter of time but Conservative Ashley Fox has become the latest South West MEP to join the social media site Twitter.

Tweeting at @AshleyFoxMEP, the first accounts he followed predictably included the official feed for the UK Prime Minister, the Chief Minister of Gibraltar Fabian Picardo and his fellow Conservative MEP colleagues, but also included fellow SW MEP Julie Girling, the campaign for a Single Seat of the European Parliament of which he is a leading figure, and (very happily) this blog.

While we still await the first tweet and a profile picture, I’m sure Mrs Girling (Twitter) will be on hand to pass on her tips as she and the Liberal Democrat MEP Sir Graham Watson (Twitter) have started to use the tool effectively to promote their work and the region and build up substantial audiences of followers.

The Conservative Party is currently in the process of selecting its candidates for the European election next May. Mr Fox has been reselected but a full postal ballot of party members is being conducted to choose the order in which the other candidates will be ranked on the electoral list.

A list of the South West MEPs on Twitter can be found here.


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