Do you Know who you are Voting for? UKIP Launch Their Manifesto and use Video Messaging Technology to Reach the Masses

Monday, April 12, 2010

LONDON, April 13, 2010 - UKIP has launched its " Sod the Lot" manifesto and Lord Pearson's party
are giving voters the chance to see and hear their prospective parliamentary
MPs ( PPC's) thanks to the UK's fastest growing video communications company

UKIP say they're bringing canvassing into the 21st century and more than
60 of their candidates have recorded bite-sized video manifestos for voters
to view on line at

The 2010 campaign is being hailed as the UK's first on-line election and
the most eagerly anticipated in decades. Winkball are embracing this grass
roots enthusiasm and say they'll interview all 3000 Parliamentary candidates
from all constituencies across the UK.

Hundreds of PPCs have already turned to Winkball's 'Do you
know who you're voting for ' campaign and are actively on the site urging the
public to vote for them.

Each candidate can sum up in a video interview what issues are
most important to them, and where they stand on key policies to give voters
an insight into issues that are affecting their local constituencies. Voters
can respond with their own comments, recorded on web cameras, or can even
leave a question in a hope that a candidate will respond to them.

The UKIP prospective candidates who are already on line include ex UKIP
leader Nigel Farage - Buckingham, Dr David Sebastian Fairweather - Banbury,
Waheed Rafiq - Birmingham Hodge Hill and Charles Dodman - Eddisbury.

The full list is at:

Winkball co-founder Dr James Ohene-Djan says " Campaigning has never been
this exciting and the electorate has never seemingly been so interested in
politics. This is truly an on-line election and gives voters an amazing
insight into so many prospective parliamentary candidates. We are aiming to
interview and feature as many PPCs as possible on

About is a free, web-based, personal video
communication service, which allows anyone to record, send and share videos
with friends and family - privately. Users can also create and post content
to video blogs and walls for private and public viewing. Video messages
delivered by can be accessed anywhere, anytime through a web
browser. is also used by brands and organisations to share
video content, which users can actively choose to watch and share. All
messages sent through are supported by targeted five-second
advertisements, which are played at the end of video messages. is safe, simple and fun and makes video the best
way to communicate well online.

Established in London in 2005 by Dr. James Ohene-Djan and
Duncan Barclay, the WinkBall Project team has evolved to become a leading
player in driving the future development of online communication. is a London based company established in 2005.
Founder Dr James Ohene-Djan is also a lecturer at Goldsmiths University and
the technology is the latest social networking phenomenon to come out of a
university campus.

For more information, visit

For more information, or to set up an interview with WinkBall co-founder Dr James Ohene-Djan, please call: Ashleigh or Claire at Shout! Communications +44(0)207-240-8852, +44(0)207-240-7121

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