Monday, September 26, 2005

Lib Dem blogger interviewed

The egov monitor site has an interview with Lib Dem blogger and Kingston councillor Mary Reid. She gives her views on e-democracy:
One word of warning – it is all too easy to try to control citizen participation through top-down government-led activities. Whilst I believe it is very important for councils to offer a number of communication channels, in the end what really matters is whether they listen to people and respond. Governments cannot control grassroots activity, but they can provide fertile ground in which it can flourish.
Next week, a councillor from Yorkshire on ee-democracy.

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