Liberal MP Mark Holland is among the majority of the MPs in the 308-seat House of Commons who have not signed on to Twitter.
He sees it as an “info-dumping” medium and says he cannot find a compelling reason to start tweeting.
“You can’t get very much in 140 characters,” he says. “It tends to lend itself to a lot of really useless information.”
“looking forward to connecting with my constituents in a new and exciting way – please follow me on twitter.”
Perhaps the threat of a star candidate in Ajax-Pickering made Holland think again about the need to connect in more ways with his constituents.