Social media: Facebook and twitter enables people power
22 June 2012 Last updated at 11:55 BST
Social media is giving new powers to those who engaged very little with politics, or old-style ways of connecting with MPs, before.
Twitter and Facebook allow them to take the lead with campaigns, such as aiming to save a local hospital or planting trees in a park.
Kate Conway reports from Nottinghamshire and spoke to Adele Mumby of Save Our Services, John Mann MP, Lorna Hart of Save Our Services, and Gregor Poynton of Blue State Digital.