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Camden Council leader asked to stop tweeting about ‘Arsenal, X Factor and B-movies’

Cllr Sarah Hayward. Picture: Polly Hancock. Cllr Sarah Hayward. Picture: Polly Hancock.

Thursday, March 6, 2014
10:00 AM

The leader of Camden Council has been urged to create a new Twitter account dedicated solely to council matters amid complaints about thousands of tweets related to “personal interest”.

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Liberal Democrat councillor Paul Braithwaite, of Cantelowes ward, raised concerns about Cllr Sarah Hayward’s activity on the social networking site in a written question submitted to full council on Monday.

Cllr Braithwaite wrote: “Given the gravity of the role of leader of Camden Council, will the leader consider creating a separate Twitter account for matters relating to Camden as separate from reporting on her personal interest in Arsenal, the X Factor, restaurants and dishes she’s enjoyed and B-movies she watches on TV, which represent circa 80% of her 21,800 tweets?”

In response to the question, Cllr Hayward wrote: “No.”

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