Further to our story earlier in the week about Ben Gummer’s non existent website, we were pointed in the direction of the Ipswich Liberal Democrat website, with a comment pointing out that they hadn’t put up a new story (save tweets) since 24th July.
Once we took a look at the Ipswich Lib Dems site, we decided to look at Ipswich Conservatives, which now redirects you to a volunteer sign up page on the main national site. Given the Ipswich Tories and Ipswich Lib Dems are “working together in the Borough’s interest” they really should be showing the voters what they’ve been doing “in their interest” over the last few years.
Ipswich Labour, however, are getting something right. They are showing they are capable of using the digital world to show how they are effective in opposition. Their website is regularly updated, with local and national stories. Whilst it is true that Ipswich Labour Party have some talented web designers within the local party, so do the Tories and the Lib Dems. Mark Dyson’s website was the only good thing about his campaign, truly effective and very well put together (if a little busy on the eye).
As for the minor parties, only the Ipswich Green Party has been regularly updating their site, with the latest article regarding “Ipswich fit for the 21st Century” transport plans dated 26th October. Perhaps surprisingly UKIP do not have local websites, less surprisingly the “New Party” seems to have folded and Dr Bright’s Liberal Party has no more news of a resurgence in this area.