For candidates wanting to launch or improve their website we can only recommend that you take a look at Charlie Elphicke's excellent new website as he seeks to become the next MP for Dover and Deal.
As well as being technologically up-to-speed it emphasises local issues and campaigns. The ChatMap is perhaps the most interesting feature.
Charlie wrote about his website for TheBlueBlog last week:
"The blog is based on a map, so people can zoom in, click on a flag and see right away what we've been up to in their area. On the "ChatMap" anyone can put a marker onto a map and raise any issue they like for discussion and comment. Anyone can leave a comment pretty much anywhere, make a donation by text message, get involved in polls, sign e-petitions or get active in helping to change things. For those interested, newsletters, policy papers and press cuttings are also available."
The challenge for Charlie - as with all websites - will be to keep it regularly up-to-date.