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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.

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