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Tuesday, December 06, 2016

"I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT PETERBOROUGH" CLAIMS MAYORAL CONTENDER FROM CAMBRIDGE





Mayoral contender multi-millionaire Peter Dawe, who admits to knowing little about Peterborough, wants to use social media to deliver a ‘Cambridgeshire which people want.' reports the Cambridge Independent Newspaper.

The entrepreneur revealed his idea to revolutionise local politics after confirming he has sold on Cambridge TV resulting in local job losses, in order to stand for election as mayor of a devolved Cambridgeshire.

Multi-millionaire Mr Dawe,  had to sell the station in order to stand. The sale lead to the loss of eight jobs.  The TV station has been bought by Oxford company That’s TV, which runs local stations in various parts of the country.

But speaking about his bid to become mayor of a devolved county, Mr Dawe said social media could revolutionise the way people vote.

He said: “Over the years I have tried innovations privately, some successful, some frustrated by councils deciding that’s not how we do it. The biggest innovation though would be rather than doing consultations in order to decide policies, it will be more of a case of asking first what people want.

“With modern internet and mobiles the ability to have cheap, rapid conversations with the whole electorate is much more feasible.

“If we can create an atmosphere where people do start voting on questions on a regular basis we can actually deliver a Cambridgeshire which people want.

“I would argue that the council system has pretty much failed as a system. It does not seem to be able to deliver. If anyone wants me to come and speak to their community I am quite happy to. They can send an email to mayor@dawe.co.uk.

“Yes, I want to revolutionise the way things are done and if this digital democracy idea works in Cambridgeshire, it could completely change politics.”


Mr Dawe added nobody locally had wanted to buy Cambridge TV but the TV school will be kept going.

Read more:
http://www.cambridgeindependent.co.uk/news/politics/mayoral_candidate_wants_to_fix_the_failed_council_system_with_digital_revolution_1_4796760


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