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

10:00 06 March 2014

Cllr Sarah Hayward. Picture: Polly Hancock.

Cllr Sarah Hayward. Picture: Polly Hancock.


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”.

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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