Video: More politicians go on line

POLITICIANS in Ipswich are widening their bid to bring get more people interested in issues relating to the town with a new video being posted on internet website YouTube.

POLITICIANS in Ipswich are widening their bid to bring get more people interested in issues relating to the town with a new video being posted on internet website YouTube.

Conservative councillors Gavin Maclure and Tanya De Hoedt have followed in Lib Dem Andrew Cann's footsteps by posting a video on the internet site talking about the possibilities for a new 'North Haven' authority.

The video, 'On the Waterfront', shows the councillors on Ipswich Waterfront discussing the Boundary Committee review of local government in Suffolk, and the benefits a unitary authority for Felixstowe, Ipswich and south Suffolk could bring.

Mr Maclure, who represents Bixley, said: “Any form of communication is good and YouTube is another way of communicating with business, residents and the media.

“My background is in IT and I know the advantages of electronic communications and am happy to support the council in being interviewed on YouTube.

“As we move forward the power of the internet over our lives is just going to become greater and it is good that the council gets in as early as possible.”

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The Boundary Committee for England have announced their preferred option - for two new authorities to lead Suffolk. These would be a 'North Haven' authority, covering Ipswich, Felixstowe, Shotley, Capel, Claydon and surrounding parishes, and a Suffolk Rural authority, covering the rest of Suffolk excluding Lowestoft.

Their proposal is out for public consultation until Friday 26 September.

The video clip is available to view at www.youtube.com/watch?v=Prfcw8TVjBw.

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