Charlotte Henry

Charlotte Henry

Charlotte graduated from the Lancaster University, having majored in music technology, and studied politics as a minor.  Since then she has always been interested in ways of using technology to improve and engage people in politics. She writes the blog Digital Politico.

After a few months interning in parliament for Lib Dem MP Don Foster, Charlotte started C.A.H Multimedia, a company that works with clients to develop their social and web presence. She has worked with a wide range of commercial, political, and third sector clients.

Away from work and politics, Charlotte is an obsessive music fan, collecting vinyl and CDs from across the musical spectrum, as well as a devoted follower of Tottenham Hotspur FC.

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Optimum Apps: Instagram

Optimum Apps: Instagram

by Charlotte Henry / 28 Jan 2014

Charlotte Henry updates her political image in an instant

Why as a Lib Dem I can't support statutory regulation

Why as a Lib Dem I can't support statutory regulation

by Charlotte Henry / 28 Nov 2012

Imposing state licensing is an unacceptable intrusion on free press, says Charlotte Henry

We must prove Lords reform is not a Lib Dem pet project

We must prove Lords reform is not a Lib Dem pet project

by Charlotte Henry / 10 Jul 2012

Unless Lib Dems can show House of Lords reform to be a matter of democratic importance, it could end up in the same heap of embarrassing failures as AV, worries Charlotte Henry

Lib Dems should have supported Hunt

Lib Dems should have supported Hunt

by Charlotte Henry / 15 Jun 2012

The political ramifications for the weak gesture of abstention could scupper the Liberal Democrats for the next three years, argues Charlotte Henry

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Politicians, the internet and mental health

by Charlotte Henry / 03 May 2012

The openness and personal connection that social media platforms facilitate with our politicians could do a lot to reduce stigma about mental health

A weary Lib Dem spring conference

by Charlotte Henry / 12 Mar 2012

While the media focused on the so-called 'battles' between the party's grassroots and the leadership, Charlotte Henry found the atmosphere a bit flat

Diversity still divisive for the Lib Dems

Diversity still divisive for the Lib Dems

by Charlotte Henry / 17 Feb 2012

The Liberal Democrat party is nowhere near diverse enough, says Charlotte Henry. But until it stops the infighting on this issue, no progress will be made

Blogging up the Government Digital Service

by Charlotte Henry / 29 Jan 2012

Charlotte Henry on why the digitisation of public services can improve things for everyone

The internet should be a politician's friend

by Charlotte Henry / 12 Jan 2012

When will politicians learn that if they take online communication seriously, it can pay dividends?

Where's social democracy in Europe?

Where's social democracy in Europe?

by Charlotte Henry / 25 Nov 2011

When the going gets tough, people vote to the right, says Charlotte Henry

You have one new on-message

You have one new on-message

by Charlotte Henry / 28 Jun 2013

Campaigns expert Charlotte Henry looks back at the local elections to see how effectively each party is using social media

Online tools MPs must master over recess

Online tools MPs must master over recess

by Charlotte Henry / 23 Jul 2012

In the digital age, politicians should think of social media communication as another version of face-to-face interaction, says Charlotte Henry

The Lib Dems' internal battle

The Lib Dems' internal battle

by Charlotte Henry / 25 Jun 2012

It is likely that the Liberal Democrats will have to choose a new leader by 2015, so let the jostling begin, says Charlotte Henry

Is Whitehall about to join the 21st century?

by Charlotte Henry / 23 May 2012

New social media guidelines for civil servants suggest that our mandarins are trying to modernise their thinking

'Cash for access' shows why our politics is a closed shop

by Charlotte Henry / 27 Mar 2012

To avoid funding them through the state, we need more people to join our political parties. But this scandal demonstrates precisely why people are turned off by them, says Charlotte Henry

Public services at the click of a mouse

Public services at the click of a mouse

by Charlotte Henry / 28 Feb 2012

Charlotte Henry heralds the arrival of the Government Digital Service

Could Huhne become a Lib Dem king across the water?

Could Huhne become a Lib Dem king across the water?

by Charlotte Henry / 06 Feb 2012

Without an official party role to keep him in check, an exonerated Chris Huhne could become a rallying-point for disaffected Lib Dem parliamentarians

'Real' liberals are delighted with Clegg

'Real' liberals are delighted with Clegg

by Charlotte Henry / 17 Jan 2012

The deputy prime minister's take on 'moral markets' is bringing the true liberals in his party back on to his side

The powers behind the coalition throne

The powers behind the coalition throne

by Charlotte Henry / 01 Dec 2011

Charlotte Henry looks into the people who are really wielding the power in the coalition

An appalling invasion of privacy

by Charlotte Henry / 17 Nov 2011

We pay a privacy premium for taxis. It's absolutely wrong for Oxford City Council to invade that with CCTV, argues Charlotte Henry