e-democ / e-gov

A Cabinet Office Minister Blogs

A big up to William Heath, Chairman of Kable for getting Cabinet Office Minister Jim Murphy blogging on the excellent Ideal Government blog.

The first ministerial post is online here.

While the post is about e-government strategy, I see this as an important step in e-democracy. Ideal Government is a blog of people who care about e-government, they're an interested party. The minister has seen it to be worth his while to engage with the group online… a further validation of using online tools in the grey consultative areas of policy development.