The pioneering work done by the office of Ian Murray MP has received special recognition at the DODS Parliamentary Awards 2012. Paul McKay accepted his prize as researcher of the year for The Politics Home Digital Engagement Award at a special ceremony held in Westminster. Ian’s e-magazine is the first of its kind for MPs and is an innovative way of communicating with his constituents. In developing the monthly online eMagazine, Ian gives the residents of South Edinburgh the opportunity to see firsthand what he has been up to in Parliament and the local community and get his views on the top stories both locally, nationally and internationally. It also gives people the opportunity to interact directly with their Member of Parliament as Mr Murray can be contacted online through the eMagazine.
The eMagazine currently goes to over 6000 constituents every month and if you would like to receive a copy please follow this link here it is complete free.
Ian said “I want to congratulate Paul McKay who developed and administers the eMagazine, I am extremely honoured to serve the people of South Edinburgh and I want to try new and innovative ways of communicating and discussing the issues that matter to them. I want to engage as many people as possible in the debate and express my views in a way that is easy to understand and hopefully enjoyable to read, listen and watch with my audio and video feeds. The online magazine also has great environmental benefits as it cuts down the amount of paper MPs use and hopefully over time will negate that need all together. As a local MP who does more advertised open surgeries than any other MP in the country I am keen for the local community to use this eMagazine as a free advertising medium for their events, announcements and information. More and more local groups are using it in this way. I would encourage anybody who has access to the internet and lives in South Edinburgh to sign up to the free service”.