You may never have heard of Thomas Byrne. He’s a 29 year old solicitor, who is also a Fianna Fail candidate in Meath East for the next General Election in the Republic. And he’s quietly getting to grips with how to use new media, effectively. He doesn’t have a seat yet, so he can’t really be ‘deselected’. But he shows what, as a politician, you can do to make your relationship directly with the people you want to vote for you with the simplest of new media tools.