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More Twitter Twouble

By December 9, 2009News

twitter_logoBozza has had a rap on the knuckles this week ” as it appeared on the evidence presented that the mayor of London was using GLA resources in seeking to affect party political support”.

No, he didn’t take a fiver out of the kitty to save some “Vote Boris” stickers made.  He actually used the official Mayoral Twitter account (do you think Dick Whittington had these problems? Perhaps he had a Twittington account?) for ‘party political reasons’ which, apparently, isn’t allowed.

BoJo tweeted: “The Sun has got his hat on, hip hip hip hip hooray” and linked to the Sun website in September after the newspaper came out in support of the Conservative Party.

The GLA complaints committee decided not to take the matter further and opted for a letter of guidance from City Hall’s deputy chief executive, Jeff Jacobs, to the mayor highlighting the clause that stipulates that “when using or authorising the use by others of the resources by your authority, ensure that such resources are not used improperly for political purposes [including party political]”.

It is unclear as to whether Bozza himself, or one of his Twitter associates (twits?) posted the message.

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