BROMSGROVE Member of Parliament Sajid Javid will become the first MP in the country to hold a Teleforum with his constituents.
The practice, commonly used in the USA, sees people dial in to one big conference call with their parliamentary representative, where they can ask him questions or just listen to the live discussion.
The first Tell Sajid will take place between 7pm and 8pm on November 26 and, if successful, it could be used by other MPs.
It all came about after a friend of Mr Javid’s read about it whilst in America and told him about it.
He then found out which company operated the Teleforums and got in touch with the firm which was more than happy for the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport to try it out.
Mr Javid said he was very excited about piloting what he described as ‘an electronic town hall’.
“I know that coming along to a public meeting can be difficult to fit in for many people.
“Instead, this brilliant new technology will allow us to have effectively a virtual public meeting.
“You can listen in at home, on a break at work, or on a hands free device in the car.
“If you have any questions about what I’m saying, you will then have the option to speak to me directly.
“It will give a chance for my bosses – my constituents – to hold me to account.”
He added he hoped as many people as possible would sign up to take part in the trailblazing test of the technology.
All people have to do to take part in Tell Sajid is visit www.vekeo.buzz/sajidjavid to register free.