Community Councillor Jonathan Bishop nominated for the New Statesman New Media Awards 2004 for Elected Representative category. The Llantwit Fardre community councillor has been nominated for the 2004 New Media Awards in the category of elected representative. Coun Bishop of Heol-y-Parc, Efail Isaf who represents the Llantwit Fardre ward was nominated for the award, for his innovative use of the Internet to contact constituents and represent their views.
“I am really pleased to be nominated, ” said Coun Bishop. “I have made using technology to contact constituents a priority since becoming a councillor and I’m glad this has been recognised.”
The New Media Awards is an annual event hosted by The New Statesman, Britain’s leading political magazine. Since 1999, these awards have promoted projects that embrace new technology, fresh thinking and creative management in the UK. The key themes of this year’s awards are “innovation and efficiency”. They intend to award those who have really achieved something good for society. Councillor Bishop’s website, which features an online surgery and residents survey can be accessed by visiting http://www.jonathanbishop.org.uk