Election leaflet project, the Straight Choice, is offering regional newspapers and bloggers a free widget that displays recent leaflets distributed in their local constituencies.
“There are loads of local stories locked away in election leaflets, and we want to make sure that as many local eyes as possible are on them,” said Richard Pope, from the Straight Choice. “So we’ve created a widget that lets local papers and bloggers display leaflets from their constituency on their own website.”
To find your widget, simply visit your constituency’s page via this link, http://www.thestraightchoice.org/browse.php, and find the code at the right hand side of the page.
Furthermore, the Straight Choice is offering users the chance to customise the widget further, by aggregating several constituencies together. Pope encourages anyone interested to contact team [at] thestraightchoice.org.
As we reported at the end of last month, the Guardian started syndicating Straight Choice content on its politics sites.
Here’s an example of the Brighton Pavilion widget (Journalism.co.uk’s local constituency):