They called him Ernie…
……but he’s not the fastest milkman in the west.
South Tyneside Labour councillor Ernest Gibson used to have a blog with his colleague Cllr. Bill Brady (who didn’t contribute a lot), it didn’t last very long but covered what the two of them were up to in Whiteleas ward of South Shields, no sooner than it was up and running and attracting a few comments it was pulled. Ernie is now sending out “tweets” from his own Twitter page just in time for the local government elections, you can follow him here. I’m rather hoping that he raises the bar as far as our twittering councillors go in South Tyneside, because frankly some of the bilge emanating from some of those elected to represent us in the town hall has been pretty dire over the past couple of years.
I hope this doesn’t sound too cynical but lets hope that Cllr. Gibson doesn’t give up on the project a few weeks after May’s elections have been and gone!