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Clive Soley, MP for Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush has had his innovative approach to communicating with consitituents recognised. His web log has shortlisted for the New Statesman New Media Awards 2004

Clive Soley said of web logs, " I only found out [about them] after reading the Baghdad blogger in the Guardian last year. The idea immediately appealed to me as it was an additional way of talking to the public without the media in the middle."

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.

“We hear a great deal about how the internet and such like will improve our lives,” says Peter Wilby, editor of the New Statesman. “This project aims to look at how far the digital revolution has really brought us.”

This is the sixth year that the New Statesman has conducted the New Media Awards. Sponsor Atos Origin is a major provider of IT and business services to the UK Government Anyone with an eligible example of ICT in public life was welcome to nominate it for review.

ChiswickW4.com was also short listed in the Community and Information section.

The highest achieving nominations will be awarded a prize at an awards ceremony in Central London in July.

June 10, 2004