I have spent much of the day at the International Young Democratic Union conference in London. This is a gathering of 250 young politicians from 40 countries around the globe. We had eight of them on 18 Doughty Street last night.
I was at the event to talk to them about how politicians can make best use of new media. I did a similar speech last weekend to thirty young Conservative women and I am delighted that 3 of them have already got in touch to say my talk inspired them to start blogging themselves. I'd be delighted if a similar proportion of today's audience took up the blogging challenge too. Every political activist should have a voice and play their part in spreading the message whether it's through blogging or another medium.