Whilst many business professionals have been getting LinkedIn for many years, the site has over 20 million profiles based in over 150 countries, it is not always been seen as a priority for politicians – which is an opportunity missed.
A LinkedIn profile that has been made public will be found by search engines and form part of your profile network. Being a professional network LinkedIn carries a great deal of authority, especially to those who use it, and is an opportunity for you to focus on your professional skills and experience.
There are many useful articles on how to create a LinkedIn profile available. Essentially this is an on-line CV with the added benefits of linking with other professionals and gaining recommendations which adds authority to the experience you describe in your profile.
Having your LinkedIn profile updated could also be useful should you not get elected and need to find yourself a new job.