Rotherham councillors face Twitter ban

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COUNCILLORS are facing a ban from using social networking websites during meetings.

Members of Rotherham Council have been using Twitter on their mobile phones – but there has been criticism on the practice.

Opponents say it is distracting councillors from business during meetings.

A Rotherham Council spokesman said: “Councillors are not meant to have mobile phones on in council meetings.”

Sheffield Council has no ban in place at present.