- Are MPs websites really the way to encourage understanding of parliament?
- Will they have the interactive elements that makes the Internet a tool for relationship building?
- Is there evidence based on visitor surveys to the COI site that there is a demand for interaction with political institutions?
- What would be the 'pull' factor to encourage visitors onto these sites?
- In an age of impression management and permanent campaigning, how do we define what is or is not campaigning?
The lack of answers means that this 10,000 x 659 MPs could be a gross waste of money. Particularly given that each MP, or at least those in the marginal seats, will create their own website anyway in order to campaign online. Given this, are Power's concerns really going to be solved by the emphasis on e-political communication, more importantly is trust and disengagement a problem with the media or the sender and their message?