General Election 2020
Why am I seeing posts from election candidates on my newsfeed?
In the lead up to the 2020 General Election, election candidates can purchase a Candidate Profile to initiate discussions with their electorate.
If you do not wish to see posts from a particular Candidate Profile, you can hide this content from your newsfeed by visiting the profile (clicking on the name) and changing 'following' to 'unfollowing'.
Can I share my political views on Neighbourly as a member?
The Neighbourly noticeboard is intended for discussions around topics that matter to or directly impact your local community. This is not a place to campaign, push a specific agenda, discuss personal views on polarising topics, or dominate conversation, as per the Neighbourly Guidelines.
If your post does not directly relate to your local community, please post it in a Neighbourly Group instead.
This year, Neighbourly has introduced Candidate Profiles as a way for 2020 election candidates to share their community values. Members are welcome to join any discussions initiated by candidates on the Neighbourly noticeboard.
General Election 2020 Advertising options for Candidates
Neighbourly provides an opportunity for elected MPs and candidates running in the 2020 General Election to engage directly with address registered members in their electorate.
Advertising options this year include Candidate Profiles, allowing candidates to use Neighbourly's posting feature to seek volunteers, announce events, share visions and discuss community values with Neighbourly members. Candidate Profiles can also be used to create polls to gather the community’s feedback, and receive questions directly to a Neighbourly inbox.
For information about any of Neighbourly's 'digital doorknock' advertising options, please get in touch with us here.
How to post from my Candidate Profile
Elected MPs and candidates running in the 2020 General Election are eligible for a Candidate Profile on Neighbourly. If you haven't applied for a Candidate Profile yet, please get in touch.
Once your Candidate Profile has been created, follow the steps below to post your first message.
Click on POST A MESSAGE, EVENT, POLL OR URGENT ALERT on your Candidate page
Choose Neighbours: Select ‘All Neighbourhoods’ if your post is relevant to the whole electorate, or 'Pick Neighbourhoods' to address specific suburbs
Public Post - Tick this option if you'd like your post to be seen by non-members
Enter a subject and message
Select 'Noticeboard' as the category
Include a url if you wish to link to your website
Schedule: Use this tool if you'd like your post to go live at a specific time.
Add an eye-catching image or downloadable document
Note: Please ensure you're abiding by Neighourly's Guidelines for Candidate Profiles by posting no more than twice a week.