MPs Social Media Details

March 27th, 2012 at 11:00 am by David Farrar

I’ve compiled a table of Internet and contact details for the 121 New Zealand Members of . This list is intended as a public resource. are welcome, and indeed encouraged, to let me know of any corrections or change, via e-mail.

The table is a permanent page on Kiwiblog.

In terms of the data:

  • The e-mail addresses come from the official parliamentary contact list.
  • The websites come from searching on Google, and my 2011 candidates list.
  • The details come from the @nzparliament twitter list of MPs. Incidentially the @nzparliament account has me blocked for some reason, which is strange. So does Charles Chauvel, but I presume that is because he sulked over something I wrote.
  • The details come from searching on . Sometimes there has been more than one page to choose from. Happy to change pages linked to upon request
It great we have so many MPs who make themselves accessible via the Internet. The purpose of the page is to allow people to follow, friend, e-mail and read about MPs they have an interest in.
I considered adding in extra columns for other social media such as Foursquare and Linked In, but don’t think many MPs use them. If there is demand, I could look at adding them in future.
A screenshot of the page is below, but note the actual page with hyperlinks is here.
I don’t have the capability to add on features such as how many followers an MP has on Twitter or friends on Facebook, but someone else might be able to do that, as a few people have said that would be useful.
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5 Responses to “MPs Social Media Details”

  1. eyemedianz (3 comments) says:

    Great resource David, thanks for taking the time to put this together. Wondering why Murray McCully doesn’t apppear to do social media himself, despite seemingly encouraging MFAT in this direction, particularly in the area of Consular support to NZers in trouble overseas?

    Perhaps we could have an 0800 number for politicians?

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  2. Pete George (23,479 comments) says:

    I’ve had a local version of this on http://yourdunedin.org/

    I try to connect with the four Dunedin based MPs on social media. So far it’s mostly ignored, except by David Clark who has been both adversarial and engaging (positively).

    MPs have very busy lives, that’s why we’re aiming to establish a political social media hub to make it easier to commuunicate with more people and help bring MPs and public together.

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  3. Richard29 (377 comments) says:

    Great resource David, thanks for taking the time to put this together.

    + 1 to that

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  4. WineOh (630 comments) says:

    DPF you forgot to include the password column on the table. How will we access all their confidential emails without this crucial piece of information?

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  5. cows4me (248 comments) says:

    Good to see some don’t subscribe to face book. It will bite many in the arse in the coming years. And what’s the big deal with twitter, why we need to know what everyone is doing or thinking every minute of the day must lower productivity by heaps. The one’s I’ve seen would bore the arse off ya.

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