06 October 2011

Digital campaign picks up pace

By Bethany Wheatley, Digital Campaign Coordinator

If you follow @BackBoris2012 on Twitter or the Boris Johnson Facebook page you'll have noticed recent posts were coming from Manchester. Mayor Boris Johnson was in town for Conservative Party Conference and the response to not only his speech, but the stand and fringe events, was spectacular.

The BackBoris TweetUp on Sunday night at the Alibi attracted dozens of supporters from across the country, despite the wet, windy weather and location outside the secure zone!

Boris Backers filled their followers' Twitter streams throughout Conference by live-tweeting fringe events, posting photos of the iconic merchandise they picked up at the ever-popular BackBoris2012 stand and sharing the Mayor's strong record of investing in transport, cutting crime, putting more police on the streets and freezing his share of council tax.

As Boris spoke to Conference on the Tuesday morning people flocked to BackBoris2012.com to watch his speech stream live and you can now watch it in full here. The Mayor himself later took to Twitter to answer questions on both his record and plans for London during a live Q&A.

#askBoris was dominated by questions on transport, crime, delivering the Olympics, greening the capital and cycling, but there were also a few on other topics, like whether the Mayor would be upgrading to the new iPhone. Answer - "Alas I own neither but I can see they are terrific. I have an ancient Nokia and Blackberry."

As Conference came to a close, the team headed back to London overwhelmed and excited by the amazing response to both Boris and his re-election campaign. We signed up hundreds of new supporters and gained loads of new followers, so it's safe to say we're looking forward to an exhilarating seven months, online and on the ground!

To keep up with all the latest news from the campaign, follow @BackBoris2012 on Twitter and 'like' Boris on Facebook.

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