Yoosk.com launches MP questions service

How many of us have ever turned up to an MP's surgery to chat to their parliamentary candidate in person?Well, thanks to Yoosk.com – a new joint ventu

How many of us have ever turned up to an MP's surgery to chat to their parliamentary candidate in person?

Well, thanks to Yoosk.com – a new joint venture between Channel 4 and the Ministry of Justice – you can go online to pose your pressing questions to a selection of 12 members of parliament.

In the spirit of democracy, site users will then vote for their favourite question, which will then be answered by MPS such as David Davies, Vince Cable and Menzies Campbell either by text or, if you're really lucky, video. You'll then be able to rate their answers.

The service is in trial stage at the moment, and it's hoped that eventually every MP in the UK will sign up.

With more and more MPs realising that Obama's Web 2.0 model might be a great way to gain grass-roots support, expect more and more MPs tending their Twitter feeds, uploading to YouTube and adding you as a friend on Facebook.

As for the Yoosk service – it's an interesting idea – maybe UK-wide massive online votes will replace parliament one day. I just pity the moderators...