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Councillors banned from tweeting in meetings
TWEETING during council meetings is no longer allowed - if you are a councillor.
Allegations of rude behaviour, not listening, and the inability to multitask flew across the chamber in a two hour debate as councillors voted on the use of new technology.
Colchester Council narrowly agreed last night to not use Twitter during meetings in a vote which followed personal views rather than party political lines. A total of 29 councillors voted against tweeting, with 22 for and one abstention.
- See how the debate went by looking how the Gazette covered the meeting on Twitter, from 6-8.30pm.