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Politician-tracking iPhone app launched

Politician-tracking iPhone app launched

MyMP is set to be the first ever iPhone app to be launched by a serving MP and it will allow people to keep an eye on precisely where the Sittingbourne and Sheppey MP Derek Wyatt is at all times.

The purpose of the app is to allow members of the local community to have better access to their parliamentary representative, although the convergence of people on a single location in the event of a serious issue arriving could well leave the MP with more than he bargained for.

Mr Wyatt said: "Now people can alert me in real time to any issues that I need to address and they don't have to visit my website to find out what I'm doing."

Mr Wyatt is very positive about the potential of the app. He became one of the many MPs to be implicated in the expenses scandal last year when it emerged he made claims for small amounts to cover the cost of some scotch eggs and miniature pork pies.

Mr Wyatt is clearly familiar with technology and willing to embrace its potential, as he has already become a member of micro blogging site Twitter, which he used to announce his retirement from his position when the general election arrives.

Public Zone, the company behind the development of the MyMP app, hopes to get other public servants on board over the next few months and 4000 people have already downloaded the free app in its current beta testing format from the App Store.

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