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Tory MEP Ashley Fox ‘bows to pressure and joins the 21st Century’

Thursday, 5 January 2012
South West Conservative MEP Ashley Fox has today announced he has “bowed to pressure and joined the 21st Century” and has signed up for an account on the social networking site Facebook.

On his website, he writes: “As probably its 850millionth(ish) user I feel quite special."

"I hope to use this as a means to keep those interested regularly updated with what I have been doing on your behalf. I promise I will not be using it to inform you every time I have a cup of tea, unlike some users, but will reserve updates for relevant EU or South West news.

His account can be found at and immediately you can see one advantage of the new Facebook “timeline” layout for MEPs – the Map feature that allows the user to tag himself and his various activities around the region. Very useful.

Mr Fox becomes the third of our region’s representatives to join Facebook after his Tory colleague Julie Girling and the long-serving Liberal Democrat MEP Sir Graham Watson.


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