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Should MHKs engage on social media?

Onchan MHK wants colleagues to interact with public online

An MHK, who is well known for his use of social media, says more of his peers should follow suit.

Rob Callister was speaking on yesterday's (Sun 18) Sunday Opinion programme on Manx Radio, which explored the changing role of the 21st Century politician working in tandem with the internet.

Mr Callister has a Facebook page dedicated solely to his role, writes and publishes a weekly blog, and engages with constituents regularly online.

Dollin Mercer put it to him that such practices were still the exception, not the rule, and asked if it's something other MHKs had supported:

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