To Michael Fabricant’s relief "and maybe to a few of my 1,527 friends"
says Michael, his Facebook account has just been restored.
"The internet is a small world. My plight was reported on a few
specialist websites and someone contacted me with the name of one of
Facebook’s directors. I emailed him in California straightaway and I am
now back up and running. Pheww.
"But all joking aside, Facebook is a great way to keep in touch with
some of my constituents who might not otherwise want to contact their
MP. It also gives me a valuable insight into what local people are
thinking – not always possible when down in the hothouse of Westminster.
And contrary to the suspicions of a few, I maintain the site myself and
do not have a staffer run it for me.
"I have flirted with Twitter, but it’s not for me", Michael adds. "I
find it too inflexible".