Ipswich Tories are still insisting that a backbench Labour councillor shouldn’t tweet during council meetings because it means he isn’t properly representing the people of his ward or showing the respect deserved by the Mayor and whoever is speaking at the time.
Maybe they’d like to have a little chat with Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt who was caught on camera using his mobile phone in the chamber of the House of Commons. The rules of the House of Commons allow members to tweet from the chamber, and it would seem this is what Mr Hunt was doing.
Well done @drfosterintel. We now need clear, simple, transparent information on quality of care as well as quality of treatment.
— Jeremy Hunt (@Jeremy_Hunt) December 3, 2012
Fifteen minutes after this tweet was sent, Guido Fawkes journalist Harry Cole tweeted this photo, suggesting Mr Hunt was texting. We suspect he was tweeting…
— Harry Cole (@MrHarryCole) December 3, 2012
The fact Ipswich MP Ben Gummer was tweeting during an opposition debate on the LIBOR scandal didn’t stop Ipswich Tories saying tweets should be banned during council meetings. Maybe the actions of their own Secretary of State for Health will persuade them they are on a vote loser here.